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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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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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Busy days in Punta del Este

We are currently half way between Punta del Este and our next destination Cape Town. We had a great stay stopover in Uruguay. The 10 days there where very busy and interesting and we felt welcomed very warmly – a big thank you to the people of Punta.   The...
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About winning the ocean sprint and life at 45°at sea

We are now about 30 days at sea, the longest I have ever been in one row. When I write it’s Sunday September 17th and we are around 100 miles off Brazil, heading down to Uruguay. After some very hard days, almost a week at 45° upwind sailing everyone on board is happy...
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Race start Liverpool – the adventures started

Today we are at sea for 14 days, on our way from Liverpool to Punta del Este, Uruguay. So far, we sailed 3000 nautical miles and have completed 36% of the direct racing distance. We are highly motivated and ready, to react after a shocking experience during after only...
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Micro plastics in table salt is nothing new – but in 16 of 17 tested samples!?

Yes, you read correctly. Scientists around Ali Karami have tested 17 table salt samples. In 16 of them they found micro plastics. Micro plastics in table salt – a long suspected logical consequence has now come true. The tested samples were products from the...
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A May-Day, eating fish eyes and Crew Allocation: Training 2 & 3 for the Clipper Race was great!

It has been intense 2 weeks I’ve spent in southern England to prepare for the Clipper Race. For various reasons I’m even more excited about the coming Clipper Race than before. On one side and most important I got to know the Skipper David Hartshorn and...
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Balloons – when they fly, animals die!

It was in England in the early 19th century when rubber balloons were invented. Shortly after the tradition to release balloons during any kind of celebration like weddings, anniversaries, store openings and many others established. It seems that people very much like...
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Hunger, extreme cold and sleep deprivation – why am I doing this? My project explained in more detail.

Fresh off the operating table, I am lying in bed in a Zurich clinic. Fortunately, the upgrade I’m enjoying makes it easy for me to make the most of the thoroughly unpleasant situation. Either way it was just a planned routine procedure, for which I have no reason to...
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Adrian Marty, Frauenfeld | Anna & Paul Eigenmann, Frauenfeld | b2c link GmbH, Zürich | Damian Amherd, Dietikon | Denise & Ueli Frei, Frauenfeld | Heiri Blatter, Marthalen | Jan Knus, Märstetten | Markus Vitalini, Lachen | Michael Schweizer, Zürich | Olivier Wenger, Dänikon | Otto’s Schweiz AG, Sursee | Priska & Jürg Altorfer, Baden | Rajesh Hosali, Winterthur | Roswitha Gugg, Stettfurt | Sailbox.ch | Simon Peter Zumbrunnen, Neftenbach | Theres Schmid, Uesslingen | Tomas Schwarz, Zürich
(alphabetic order)