(sorry again just a crappy google translation – I have just arrived I hope its understandable)
Love sailing friends, we did it! Non-stop around the world. And you all were here for three months you have cheered us, and chat or just the race now and then followed on the Internet. And now? When are you going back?
I’m not really arrived yet. Interview to interview lined up against each other, lots of time for the family there was not, in any event no quiet time. First must be celebrated and had to. Really receptive I was not raining, the impressions on me after three months of communication autism, the smells in the morning at the bakery, the noise in the streets, the noise of the city, the crowds, all that makes me even more tired than me anyway am, so that despite permanent coffee drinking have always been in short spells euphoric storytelling and discussion always half wegdämmer.
We sit here as this afternoon under the sun looking over the sea and discuss the next steps. After the race before the race! But wait, first slowly. Early next week I’ll go for three days in the mountains for hiking and off … and then you go but go really right! In the Vendee Globe!
This coming weekend I get to Hamburg. On Sunday afternoon we host a reception and press conference in Hamburg, near the Elbe. On Sunday evening I was invited to the NDR Sportclub into the studio and I can hardly expect of course to set foot on home soil and If all goes to draw the evening to some of the hill (to finally eat a good kebab of course) …
The reception here was amazing, overwhelming, impressive. Several thousand people are at the dock when we start the reception pontoon in fireworks. What a moment! What a joy! But this is now again two days ago. How time racing but on land.
So many impressions and emotions now, that I will write something in the coming days in peace. There are a few videos and stories and all sorts of stuff, what I did not send on the road. So I back out now, by and by, the echo of it to give you for a while from the Barcelona World Race is. But that can not hide the fact that the end is now. The race is over. What I would be interested in this site would be even now in the Nachrennzeit me bring you further. In addition I’ve been thinking that I would find it exciting when you tell your stories here that you emailed me and I post it: for example, what inspired you in the race? What questions do you stand that were never addressed, as are your own sailing plans may have been affected or if you do not sail themselves what it means to pursue such a race?
Some of you have comments about the total almost everything written on the page as me and that really impressed me. We are a small, passionate Segelfangemeinde, or, more broadly, adventure enthusiasts, travel-hungry, enterprising. I want everything to carry on like this page, perhaps, other sailing projects and networking issues somehow and thank him for that and first of all, me here for your enthusiasm and your enthusiasm. Both have inspired me at sea in the moments of exhaustion, monotony and deprivation! I look forward to sharing inspiration.