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Christian

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Name: Christian
Date registered: September 21, 2010

Latest posts

  1. Spuckende Lava! — June 7, 2024
  2. Spitting Lava! — June 7, 2024
  3. Unterwegs nach Vanuatu — May 24, 2024
  4. Ein neues AllAtSea Magazin, ein neuer Pitufa Artikel! — April 7, 2024
  5. A new AllAtSea issue, a new Pitufa article! — April 7, 2024

Most commented posts

  1. Change of plans — 10 comments
  2. Prevailing Ocean Winds — 6 comments
  3. Spenden für die Matuku Riffschutz-Zone! — 6 comments
  4. Anchor windlass overhaul — 5 comments
  5. Beitrag in den OÖNachrichten — 5 comments

Author's posts listings

2023
19
Sep

Sailing to Suva

Three days ago we finally had a weather window to start our trip eastwards again. We set out in a stiff breeze from the North with Pitufa rushing downwind in 25 to 30 knots, only to run out of wind once we had rounded the SW cape of Viti Levu with some motoring/motorsailing/drifting to reach the island of Beqa. The following day we used a… Continue reading »

2023
13
Jun

12th cruising anniversary!

Time flies, incredible that a dozen years have passed since we set out from Croatia! The past few months have been rather tough, but we’re hoping that this new cruising year will bring fun and adventures again! Yesterday we went out to the Island Bar here at Musket Cove Resort to celebrate

2023
02
Jun

Cover girl again!

Last month our Pitufa was AllAtSea’s cover girl, this month it is Birgit’s turn! Download the magazin for free at allatsea.net.

2023
02
Jun

Boatyard pics!

In May we spent one and a half weeks on the hard in Vuda Marina, here are some impressions!

2023
03
May

Pitufa as Cover Girl on All-At-Sea Magazine!

Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer: Choosing a Cruising Boat, All At Sea Caribbean, May 2023, p. 36–38. download the whole magazine for free.

2023
02
May

Splashed!

Yippieh, after 1 and a half weeks of sanding, painting, replacing stuff, sweating, swearing, running, searching, shopping, 13 steps up the ladder to quickly fetch stuff, balancing on rickety scaffolding, swampy puddles to work in, constantly muddy feet, mosquito-ridden bathrooms and more sweating and swearing (oh and some more sweating and swearing, did I forget to mention that?) we are BACK IN THE WATER!

2023
02
May

Read Online: Article on Atoll Navigation in Boating NZ

Birgit Hackl, Christian Feldbauer: Mind the Reef, Boating New Zealand, March 2023, p. 88–92. Read the online version of this article.

2023
01
Apr

Friends visiting

Our friends Bonnie and Ryan from San Diego are visiting, so we get to play tourists for two weeks! We are taking them up the island chain of the Yasawas which remind us of the Marquesas with spectacular mountain views, but rolly anchorages.

2023
09
Mar

Our Rapa Iti mooring project in Cruising World!

We installed 2 moorings for sailboats in the beautiful, but difficult anchorage in the bay of Rapa Iti (French Polynesia) together with the local community to protect the delicate staghorn coral. There are two strong, safe moorings for sailboats there now, so crews no longer have to risk their anchor and chain in the deep bay with plenty of coral heads. The article can be… Continue reading »

2023
25
Feb

Pitufa on the cover of Ahoy magazine!

John Hembrow of DownUnderRalley noticed our reports about our experience of spending the cyclone season cruising the Lau Group of Fiji. He got in touch with us to ask whether we wanted to contribute to the Ahoy online magazine and much to our surprise and delight, Pitufa’s on the cover of the current edition! The magazine’s free, so enjoy!

2023
15
Feb

Underway back to Suva

The passing cyclone left us with NW winds for the last few days, but today the wind swapped to the S and got light. We waited half a day for the seas to calm down, asked some local friends to help preparing Pitufa (dinghy up, poles out) and then headed out towards Suva. Birgit’s wedged in on the sofa and I’m single-handing an unfortunately rather… Continue reading »

2023
05
Feb

Photos of Fiji’s capital Suva

2023
29
Jan

Project weekend

After a week in bustling Suva we headed out for an anchorage just round the corner, out on the reef in clear water, to get away from it all and relax a bit. Or so we thought. We only had two tasks on the to-do list: changing the gear oil on the outboard and sewing a new hatch cover to replace a torn one. But… Continue reading »

2023
14
Jan

Photos of Taveuni

2022
30
Dec

In unison into the new year!

We wish you all a wonderful year 2023 with lots of health, fun, energy and adventures–and of course fair winds and following seas! Keep sailing and paddling along with us on our blog

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