SEASON 2016 - Sailing Greece & Sicily
The goal of this journey was to visit Sicily and find a habour where Maya our sailing yacht could be this summer and the next winter. - click here to watch the video
Klaus just landed in Athens and went to Kalamata to make Maya fit for the Ionan Sea Crossing. Moreover he had a "1 day fast learning Skipper training" and did all the preparations... - click here to watch the video
Klaus and his friend Thomas started the Ionian Sea Crossing in Kalamata/Greece and sailed to Sicily/Italy to the Strait of Messina. About 300 NM open water - the first real attempt in sailing for Klaus. A nice adventure with different wind conditions and highlights. - click here to watch the video
After a break in Messina Klaus and his friend Thomas sailed along the North Shore of Sicily from Messina to Marsala. They made a stop in San Vito Lo Capo - a very nice Spot - to meet the rest of the TSF crew. - click here to watch the video
After a great kitesurfing day and a nice evening in Trapani "The Sailing Family" made their first sailing trip on Maya together. They had to fight against some problems but in the end… - click here to watch the video
3 days we did a sailing trip to a new bay in the Aegadian Islands with 5 people, our 2 dogs on our 26 feet sailing vessel Maya. It was a great trip but we realized that our sailing yacht is too small for all of us - but everything is possible - click here to watch the video
In this episode of The Sailing Family you´ll see what girls do if they go on a market, we also visited Erice a very old town on the top of a hill near Trapani. Anna, Alina and Suu traveled back to Austria for 3 days and Klaus and Vita discovered some new bays in Favignana and had a lot of fun - click here to watch the video
Our plan was to sail to an island called Marettimo. But the first attempt was not successful because we had problems with the alternator. But after we had changed this part with a new one we had a great adventure on Marettimo… - click here to watch the video
Yes, we had fire on board - the worst thing which can happen…but we also had a lot of other fantastic adventures on land and on the sea! - click here to watch the video
You´ll see the second part of our Marettimo sailing around trip. We were fascinated from the untouched, beautiful nature of this island, we took some walkes, visited the small village and Alina and Klaus climbed up a mountain where they saw spiders and snakes… - click here to watch the video
On our last sailing trip we have visited an island called Levanzo and Vita and Klaus tried spearfishing for the first time. See what the girls say concerning the last 8 weeks on board and take part at our “All inclusive - 1 week sailing trip with the Sailing family“-raffle - click here to see more
We show you where we live in Austira, give you an update concerning our future sailing plans for the next season and take you to a small mountain biking session - click here to see more
We went to Germany to finish the deal and sold Maya. Afterwards we had a nice evening in Styria in the south of Austria and Vita made a Halloween Party at home. - click here to see more
Luck and bad luck - good and bad - in this episode we show you the full story of our journey looking for a new boat. Finally we have found it and I´m sure you´ll not guess where - click here to see more
We want to give you a quick update what´s going on with our Hallberg-Rassy in Panama while we are in Austria - click here to see more
A lot of paperwork in the last days and the story about our 2000 USD flag deregistration. But you also can see how we were skating on a frozen lake, running at the first sunny day of the year and our snowboarding day in the alps - click here to see more
The preparations for Panama are going on. In the meantime we did a Snowboardinghike, we went Icekiting and some days later Kitesurfing on the same lake in Austria. Winter has gone and in about 3 and a half month our adventure in Panama will start - click here to see more
This is the last trip of The Sailing Family before we will start our adventure in Panama in July. It was a nice family trip and we celebrated the 70th birthday of Klaus´s mum. Venice is always a nice and a very extraordinary place - click here to see more
TheSailingFamily.com is a documentary film project about a family who bought a 26 feet sailboat in July 2016 and started sailing for the first time. The first season took place in Greece and Sicily in July and August 2016.
2017 we bought a bigger boat a Hallberg-Rassy 352 in Panama. We sailed to the San Blas Islands and spend 8 weeks in Panama. 2018 and 2019 we will have 14 month (or more) to discover Central America, the Caribbean Islands, Florida and... It is called the ENDLESS SUMMER SAILING TRIP - be a part of it & follow our sailing adventures!
We hope by sharing this adventure you will find some inspiration in your life. If doesn’t have to be sailing. It can be anything at all. Just take a few minutes every day for yourself, breathe deep and relax, and don’t forget to SMILE big time!
TAVARUA is a pretty sweet boat, but what really makes her special is the PEOPLE that sail her. To read more about THE SAILING FAMILY on TAVARUA check out our crew page.
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