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Nautical Miles


In 2017 I will start for the race of my life and will take part to the Clipper Round the World sailing regatta. As an unofficial ambassador of The Ocean Cleanup my goal is to make people aware of our heavily polluted oceans. In my blog I’ll write about broken masts and bones, salty water and sun in our faces, about visits of blue whales and helicopters and the life in a 20 people team on a 70-foot race yacht. After some extensive crew training my team and I will be sailing for 11 month through all oceans and their conditions. I hope you enjoy reading!

Matthias Eigenmann

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Now More Than Ever

About 3 weeks ago we came back to Liverpool. My circumnavigation was history, after 11 month and about 40’000 nautical miles at Sea. I’m happy and privileged to have made a lot of experiences, highs and lows. Now back home in Switzerland my brain is...
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“La Vida Bonita” in Panama City

I’m currently sitting at the hotel pool, right next to the famous Panama Canal. I see the ships passing by, using the canal to shortcut their way between Atlantic and Pacific. We will be doing the same on June 2nd. We arrived to Panama on the 27th and as we were...
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Via Panama Canal to the Statue of Liberty

After the tough experience presented by the Northern Pacific we are currently enjoying more relaxed sailing. Although, just related to the conditions since we are in the middle of the fight for a podium result. This comes with frequent sail changes and quite a thrill,...
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The Northern Pacific is crossed – we made it

When I write this we just crossed the finishing line a few hours ago, after crossing the Northern Pacific. To be honest, I’m not sure how I feel, the last month was an absolute roller coaster. On one hand I am pleased to be across that line. On the other hand we...
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Another Day at the Office

We just crossed the international Dateline and have around 2’500 nautical miles to go to Seattle. Currently we live the daily Another Day at the Office – we got used to the condensation drips from the ceilng and the fact, that our clothes dry best while we wear...
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Fishing Fleet Slalom and other challenges

The last race had it all: The heat (again), freezing cold, thousands of fishing boats, nets in our rudders, wind holes, heavy winds, downwind and upwind sailing, sleep deprivation und most important fun. Keep smiling, or try at least It was not always fun, especially...
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First podium with Team Dare to Lead

I just had a last swim in the hotel pool. The daily swim helped to stay cool in a hot and humid Sanya. The race here was as I mentioned a torture through heat. Still we had a good spirit on board and we managed to sail fast. We finished the race on the second place. A...
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We’re on our way to China!

China, we’re coming! We are currently between Papua New Guinea and the Philippines, in the middle of the battle of race 7. It looks good for us, but there are still almost 2000 miles to go until we arrive in Sanya, China. In the last days we are fighting for the lead...
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Looking forward to Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race

I’m currently sitting in our team house, wait – in the Greenings team house we booked some time ago. Some time ago when Team Greenings still existed. In the mean time I have joined Team Dare to Lead and we already sailed together from Fremantle to Sydney....
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I’m currently sitting in the airplane. I’m travelling from Zurich via Abu Dhabi to Perth, Australia. From Perth it’s just a short trip by car to Fremantle. There I’ll join Team Dare to Lead, to continue racing. The fleet will leave Fremantle on...
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Adrian Marty, Frauenfeld | Alain Frey, Hunzenschwil | Alexandre Menezes, Zürich | André Ulrich, Zürich | Andrea Rapanaro, Zürich | Anna & Paul Eigenmann, Frauenfeld | Balz Schreier, Zürich | Barry Staines, Grandvaux | Bartosz Majsak, Wettswil | Bastien Campagne, Zürich | Bianca Wiesmann, Oberneunforn | b2c link GmbH, Zürich | Carsten Kneer, Singen DE | Celina Badertscher, Frauenfeld | Christian Bottlang, Stettlen | Damian Amherd, Dietikon | Denise & Ueli Frei, Frauenfeld | Eva Koller, Winterthur | Heiri Blatter, Marthalen | Iris Schaeublin, Binningen | Jan Knus, Märstetten | Jason Dunbar, Zürich | Jeannine Prehl, Bern | Jeffrey Sullit, Rothenburg | Katja Börner, Braunschweig DE | Laura Nussbaumer, Zug | Lea Imhof, Wädenswil | Lobsang Tsering, Frauenfeld | Lukas Müller, Zürich | Maja Welna, Bonau | Marcella Schmalz, Lachen | Marcin Lewak, Zürich | Markus Vitalini, Lachen | Mateusz Orlowski, Eglisau | Meret Badertscher, Frauenfeld | Michael Kuoni, Frauenfeld | Michael Schweizer, Zürich | Milan Juricek, Neuenhof | Monika Nussbaumer, Zug | Natacha Pagnoni, Nyon | Nina Buschmann, München DE | Olivier Wenger, Dänikon | Otto’s Schweiz AG, Sursee | Patrizia Raas, Wängi | Pierre Ukelo, Zürich | Philipp Höpli, Frauenfeld | Philipp Bucher, Frauenfeld | Priska & Jürg Altorfer, Baden | Rajesh Hosali, Winterthur | Raphael Bruderer, Diepoldsau | René Szummer, Winterthur | Rolf Menzi, Frauenfeld | Roswitha Gugg, Stettfurt | Sailbox.ch | Sascha Baumann, Frauenfeld | Simon Peter Zumbrunnen, Neftenbach | Sylvain Bertouzoz, Zürich | Simona & Christian Egli, Winterthur | Tanja Pichler, Frauenfeld | Theres Schmid, Uesslingen | Thomas Regli, Rheinfelden | Tomas Schwarz, Zürich | Urs Keller, Frauenfeld
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