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Hi, my name is Matthias Eigenmann, I’m a 1981 born Swiss. I grew up near Lake Constance and quickly realized how much sailing means to me. Over the years it became my biggest passion – fascinated by the elements, the technology and the sheer beauty of sailing.

 

My parents visiting me in Seattle during my circumnavigation. Sailing day with friends and family - great fun.

I have learned sailing with my father on lakes in Switzerland – he’s the guy helming on the picture – but a few years ago I got into Ocean sailing, lately I have participated to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 17/18.

 

Climbing up the 30m mast became a routine. For fixes or just regular checks. The view up there while sailing far a way from land - unbelievable.

I have learned sailing with my father on lakes in Switzerland – he’s the guy helming on the picture – but a few years ago I got into Ocean sailing, lately I have participated to the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race 17/18.

In real life I work as a Business Analyst in Zurich. While in Switzerland I do regular sailing on lakes, racing as well as pleasure cruises. Still I love to put hands on, whether that is going over the side for maintenance or up the mast. During the Clipper Race I took on the bosun’s role.

 

Our bowsprit needed a new bob-stay. It was changed through due to constant movement when one of the important bolts came loose.

Another passion of mine is to fight the plastic pollution. My circumnavigation became a good platform to raise some funds to fight the issue and also run an ongoing awareness campaign. I want to convince people so they see how little it takes to be the change. Together we can achieve a lot.

 

A few minutes of beach cleaning, this is the result. Done on a remote beach in the north of Ireland.
Another passion of mine is to fight the plastic pollution. My circumnavigation became a good platform to raise some funds to fight the issue and also run an ongoing awareness campaign. I want to convince people so they see how little it takes to be the change. Together we can achieve a lot.

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Do you have any questions? Some inputs, criticism or any other request? Just fill in the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Did you know that I’d be happy to hold a speech at your company, school or club. I have done some so far where I shared the experiences I made sailing around the world – it will be a mix out of sailing and plastic pollution stories. Please contact me for more info.

 

The nav station of the Clipper 70 CV 24.
Oh, how I loved the sunsets and the sunrises. Mother nature - I love you!

Do you have any questions? Some inputs, criticism or any other request? Just fill in the form below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.

Did you know that I’d be happy to hold a speech at your company, school or club? I have done some so far where I shared the experiences I made sailing around the world – it will be a mix of sailing and plastic pollution stories. Please contact me for more info.

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