Sailing around the world!
We are three boys with a dream! Sailing around the world. We have all sailed since the beginning of our lives. In the beginning, we sailed in competitions with little open boats but when we grew up those boats became bigger and bigger. In 2018 we sailed to Denmark and that is when we started to love sailing on the sea. The dream to do longer sail trips appeared during this holiday. At the beginning of January, we made our decision and we decided to start travelling.
At the beginning of 2021, we actively began searching for a boat. Finally, we found a suitable boat in May, a Doug Peterson 51. We are leaving on the 1st of June for our sail trip. In the next months we will prepare our boat. We will also prepare ourselves for the trip. You can follow it on our website or through our social media.
Our trip starts on the 1st of June 2022. The plan is to throw a farewell party in Grou and to leave the Netherlands through Terschelling.
We will slowly go down towards Portugal to then go to the Canary Islands. There we will stay a few weeks to then sail further to the Cape Verdean Islands.
From those islands, we will cross the Atlantic Ocean towards the Caribbean .
In this region, we will stay a few months and we will see from there how the rest of our trip will go
We will leave with a Doug Peterson 51, a “one of” sailor. The ship is built in England at the shipyard “Green Marine”.
The ship is built of a Kevlar composite, that’s why it is really light and at the same time very strong.
In short, it is a real sailboat and that is something that suits us. From the first sight of the ship, we all three fell in love with it.
We named the boat satisfaction because that name fits well with our travel plans and because it is of course a great song by the Rolling Stones.
We are Job Modderman, Nick Zondervan and Dennis Meter. Three good friends who know each other mainly from competitive sailing. At first, we mainly competed against each other in the national competition, but in recent seasons we have been forming a team more and more on larger competitive boats.
We have now racked up quite a few miles together and can rely on each other 100% at all times, something which is of course extremely important when sailing at sea.
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