Vollkorn in Australien - Reiseberichte http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/ Ein fallspezifischer Eindruck eines Auslandssemesters in Australien de Serendipity 1.6 - http://www.s9y.org/ Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:01:50 GMT http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/templates/default/img/s9y_banner_small.png RSS: Vollkorn in Australien - Reiseberichte - Ein fallspezifischer Eindruck eines Auslandssemesters in Australien http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/ 100 21 More X-Yachts photos http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/123-More-X-Yachts-photos.html Reiseberichte http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/123-More-X-Yachts-photos.html#comments http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/wfwcomment.php?cid=123 0 http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=123 nospam@example.com (Jan Girlich) One great thing of the very professional X-Yachts Gold Cup were the photographers. Here are some awesome shots from our ship and crew in action!<br /> <br /> <a class="serendipity_image_link" title="LowRes_KA20110707_1437_resize.jpg" href='http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110707_1437_resize.jpg' onclick="F1 = window.open('/uploads/LowRes_KA20110707_1437_resize.jpg','Zoom','height=615,width=914,top=84,left=62.5,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><!-- s9ymdb:117 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="110" height="73" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110707_1437_resize.serendipityThumb.jpg" title="LowRes_KA20110707_1437_resize.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a class="serendipity_image_link" title="LowRes_KA20110708_1043.jpg" href='http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110708_1043.jpg' onclick="F1 = window.open('/uploads/LowRes_KA20110708_1043.jpg','Zoom','height=699,width=1039,top=42,left=0,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><!-- s9ymdb:118 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="110" height="73" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110708_1043.serendipityThumb.jpg" title="LowRes_KA20110708_1043.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a class="serendipity_image_link" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0424.jpg" href='http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0424.jpg' onclick="F1 = window.open('/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0424.jpg','Zoom','height=699,width=1039,top=42,left=0,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><!-- s9ymdb:119 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="110" height="73" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0424.serendipityThumb.jpg" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0424.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a class="serendipity_image_link" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0535.jpg" href='http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0535.jpg' onclick="F1 = window.open('/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0535.jpg','Zoom','height=1039,width=699,top=-128,left=170,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><!-- s9ymdb:120 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="73" height="110" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0535.serendipityThumb.jpg" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0535.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a class="serendipity_image_link" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0546.jpg" href='http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0546.jpg' onclick="F1 = window.open('/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0546.jpg','Zoom','height=699,width=1039,top=42,left=0,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><!-- s9ymdb:121 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="110" height="73" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0546.serendipityThumb.jpg" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0546.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a class="serendipity_image_link" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0552.jpg" href='http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0552.jpg' onclick="F1 = window.open('/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0552.jpg','Zoom','height=699,width=1039,top=42,left=0,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><!-- s9ymdb:122 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="110" height="73" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0552.serendipityThumb.jpg" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0552.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a class="serendipity_image_link" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0560.jpg" href='http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0560.jpg' onclick="F1 = window.open('/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0560.jpg','Zoom','height=699,width=1039,top=42,left=0,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><!-- s9ymdb:123 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="110" height="73" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110709_0560.serendipityThumb.jpg" title="LowRes_KA20110709_0560.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <a class="serendipity_image_link" title="LowRes_KA20110707_1433_resize.jpg" href='http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110707_1433_resize.jpg' onclick="F1 = window.open('/uploads/LowRes_KA20110707_1433_resize.jpg','Zoom','height=615,width=415,top=84,left=312,toolbar=no,menubar=no,location=no,resize=1,resizable=1,scrollbars=yes'); return false;"><!-- s9ymdb:116 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="73" height="110" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/LowRes_KA20110707_1433_resize.serendipityThumb.jpg" title="LowRes_KA20110707_1433_resize.jpg" alt="" /></a><br /> <br /> (Don't ask me about the rights on those pictures. I got them from the <a href="http://www.x-yachts.com/seeems/19961.asp">X-Yachts</a> page and they are made by <a href="http://www.klausandrews.com/">Klaus Andrews</a>) Tue, 19 Jul 2011 01:01:50 +0200 http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/123-guid.html X-Yachts Gold Cup http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/122-X-Yachts-Gold-Cup.html Reiseberichte http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/122-X-Yachts-Gold-Cup.html#comments http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/wfwcomment.php?cid=122 0 http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=122 nospam@example.com (Jan Girlich) Amidst of studying for my last exam ever I went to the <a href="http://www.x-yachts.com/seeems/19961.asp">X-Yachts Gold Cup</a> on the Flensburger Förde from July 6th to 9th. The nice thing about this regatta is that only X-Yachts participate and I was looking forward to compete with some other ships of the same make and model to measure up our crew's qualities. So far we're usually the ones with the oldest ship (made in 1986) but way too bad ORC rating. But I was disappointed, we were the only X-102.<br /> <br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:112 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000559.JPG" title="P1000559.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Me studying to keep up with my studying plan.</div></div><br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:114 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000571.JPG" title="P1000571.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">This was so close!</div></div><br /> <br /> On the first day we were one crew member short, but all the maneuvers went fine. Only little wind and the start got postponed and we made last place, as expected when trying to compete against souped-up racing yachts with no amenities on board like a table, a bench or a cooker. Oh, and two world champion crews in our starting class.<br /> <br /> <!-- s9ymdb:113 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000568.JPG" title="P1000568.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <br /> The second day was horrible! Wind was better and we didn't have to postpone the start much. But every other maneuver went wrong. Especially the spinnaker ones in my responsibility. Spinnaker sheet got tangled up around a clamp. Jib sheet going under the spinnaker boom after a spinnaker gibe. Spinnaker and jib halyards tangling up when setting the sail. Being too slow, setting up sails, the boom and sheets on the wrong sides. It was a mess. But the worst moment was when I pulled up the spinnaker and the halyard fell off halfway, so that the head of the sail got stuck atop the spreader between the V-shaped shrouds. Our skipper picked a crew member, clicked attached him to the halyard left and told him to climb up and get it down. Luckily he got it. And luckily we have two spinnaker halyards, so we could continue sailing. The spinnaker has a small hole we could fix with some tape though. Getting down the spinnaker halyard was no big deal after we found the bosun's chair lost in the depths of the ship. I was pulled up as well and I attached a small piece of ribbon between the V-shaped shrouds to prevent sails from getting stuck in there like in a cleat. I noticed later all the pros had ribbons like that, too.<br /> <br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:114 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000571.JPG" title="P1000571.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">This was so close!</div></div><br /> <br /> For the last day we adjusted a few parts of our spinnaker routines to give me more time and prevent yesterday's mistakes. It was a good day of racing and I left right after we got back in. So I missed the great gala dinner, but I got refunded for that.<br /> <br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:115 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000573.JPG" title="P1000573.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">The starts were very tense moments.</div></div><br /> <br /> Awesome event, very well organized (compared to Nordseewoche) and the Danish people are so much fun <img src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":-)" style="display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;" class="emoticon" /> Sun, 17 Jul 2011 20:07:13 +0200 http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/122-guid.html Nordseewoche 2011 http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/121-Nordseewoche-2011.html Reiseberichte http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/121-Nordseewoche-2011.html#comments http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/wfwcomment.php?cid=121 0 http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/rss.php?version=2.0&type=comments&cid=121 nospam@example.com (Jan Girlich) Last month, from June 10th to 13th, I attended the 77th <a href="http://www.nordseewoche.org/">Nordseewoche</a> in <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps?q=helgoland&hl=de&ll=54.181727,7.89917&spn=3.542831,7.064209&z=7">Helgoland</a> on board of the <a href="http://www.x-102.de/">XS</a>. It's Germany's largest regatta event and hundreds of boats join in.<br /> <br /> We started in Hamburg with a large, free banquet. Free food and beer. And good bbq: Roast suckling pig and various cuts of beef from a real American smoker. The first race from Hamburg to <a href="http://maps.google.de/?ll=53.724342,9.277954&spn=0.895405,1.766052&t=h&z=9">Cuxhaven</a> was scheduled for the next day. But the starting time was scheduled so late in the morning that you would get stuck in the currents of the rising tide on the Elbe river. And that would mean painful sailing with little wind against a strong current for hours. So we decided not to do that and left for a night cruise to Brunsbüttel (east of Cuxhaven on the northern shore). I slept through this cruise because my crew decided it wasn't necessary to wake me up for this trip. Nice, because now I had the whole day in Cuxhaven and went a little geocaching <img src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":-)" style="display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;" class="emoticon" /><br /> <br /> <!-- s9ymdb:91 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000367.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:92 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000377.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:93 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000386.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:94 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000389.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:95 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000401.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:96 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000417.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:97 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000425.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:98 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000427.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <br /> The first race we participated was the track from Cuxhaven to Helgoland. Took a couple of hours and was a nice trip, but later the wind stopped and we were floating around. Even the nice, new sails couldn't help. But then we had a sudden, strong weather front coming through. Lots of wind and it was me who had to go to the front and take down the genoa. I got so soaked. Salt and fresh water from any possible direction and thanks to the high waves I was thrown around like a little tennis ball on the frontdeck. I skinned my shin quite badly, but I felt great! Anyway, we came in <a href="http://www.nordseewoche.org/ergebnisse2011/ergebnis_w2.html">16th out of 20 ships</a> that started. Since the big ship's crews already got in hours earlier we had no problem to get a table in our favourite fish restaurant.<br /> <br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:100 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000445.JPG" title="P1000445.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Did I mention we're three IT people on board?</div></div><br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 240px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:99 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="240" height="320" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/IMG_0938.jpg" title="IMG_0938.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">This is us.</div></div><br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:101 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000449.JPG" title="P1000449.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">The Concetta we were drifting along with.</div></div><br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:102 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/Foto0020.jpg" title="Foto0020.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Yummy fish!</div></div><br /> <br /> On Sunday we participated in the round Helgoland race and finished this time <a href="http://www.nordseewoche.org/ergebnisse2011/ergebnis_w6.html">19th out of 20 ships</a>.<br /> <br /> The race committee really messed up this start. We had no wind so they decided to start later but wanted everyone out on the water and spontaneously decide later on which track to sail when exactly. This is totally fine. The big mistake was not to use any of the prepared courses described in the racing instructions everyone had on board. This would have been an easy information via the radio like: 'We will start in 10 minutes sailing course 2A.'. Instead they decided to set up a completely new course and anouncing it on the radio, describing all the details about where to start, where all the buoys are and how to sail around them. To 100+ ships! It was chaos. It took like an hour to answer all the questions and requests to repeat until everyone understood the descriptions. Still there were misunderstandings and I heard one sailor is going to sue the racing committee about the inaccurate description of the position of the windward buoy. We had trouble finding it as well and got in a fight over where to sail to in order to find it.<br /> <br /> Afer we were drifting around next to and chatting with the crew of the Concetta on our way from Cuxhaven to Helgoland we had a neck-and-neck race with them on this race and made friends with them. Although we came in before them <img src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/templates/default/img/emoticons/wink.png" alt=";-)" style="display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;" class="emoticon" /><br /> <br /> Tonight's party was quite fun because I met actual locals and not only visiting sailors. And I met a friend who is part of the organizing committee <br /> <br /> <!-- s9ymdb:103 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000481.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:104 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000487.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <!-- s9ymdb:105 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000489.JPG" alt="" /><br /> <br /> For monday the weather forecast was quite bad. Very strong winds and so it was decided not to take part in the planned race. Instead we took a day off and went shopping until our scheduled return trip to Cuxhaven later that day. I got a couple of tax-free sweets and other luxury goods for friends. Right before leaving I fetched a geocache next to the harbour. The trip back to Cuxhaven was okay and we got there late at night. I got a cab and met up with <a href="http://tiên.de/">Tiên</a>.<br /> <br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:108 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000516.JPG" title="P1000516.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Cache!</div></div><br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:107 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/Foto0040.jpg" title="Foto0040.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Happy Easter!</div></div><br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:106 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/Foto0038.jpg" title="Foto0038.jpg" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">The harbour was way over capacity</div></div><br /> <br /> After I spent the night at his place we went geocaching in Cuxhaven and Tiên found his first caches <img src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/templates/default/img/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":-)" style="display: inline; vertical-align: bottom;" class="emoticon" /> Unfortunately we solved a challenging <a href="http://coord.info/GC29FHE">mystery cache</a> just to find out the chache-container was gone. In the evening I took the train back home.<br /> <br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:109 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000525.JPG" title="P1000525.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">Wasserturm &amp; Schlosspark.</div></div><br /> <div class="serendipity_imageComment_center" style="width: 320px"><div class="serendipity_imageComment_img"><!-- s9ymdb:110 --><img class="serendipity_image_center" width="320" height="240" src="http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/uploads/P1000529.JPG" title="P1000529.JPG" alt="" /></div><div class="serendipity_imageComment_txt">On our way to the mystery cache.</div></div><br /> <br /> All in all I had a great time and hope I can join Nordseewoche again in 2012! Sun, 17 Jul 2011 15:00:02 +0200 http://vollkorn.cryptobitch.de/index.php?/archives/121-guid.html