Good bye America – Hola Mexico

Another week on board already but it seems only two days. After taking over from my colleague Andi Manser in San Francisco, we are now on our way to the south.

We started out without any wind, but with a beautiful sunset when passing underneath the Golden Gate Bridge. The crew immediately started with maintenance tasks on the way to Isla Guadeloupe. This island is located about 130 miles from the coast and has a population of less than 150 people.

White sharks
Everywhere one can read about the many white sharks that must be around here and therefore we tried sailing in the early evening. But even after two hours of drifting we did not see any of these sharks. We did see some albatrosses and dolphins though. Once past the island we hoisted the sails towards Cabo San Lucas and are very hopeful to meet some whales on our way.

29°36’N 118°57’W

about the author

Moritz Kuhlenbäumer - Captain Clipper Stad Amsterdam

Between 2007 and 2012 Moritz sailed on the Stad Amsterdam already as second officer for one year and as first officer for four years. In June 2015 Moritz Kuhlenbäumer became one of the two captains on board.