1980: Ship ahoy: First own boat – an Optimist
I have been drawn to the water since I was a child: at the age of eight, I started my sailing career on an Optimist, unexpectedly, but just as motivated as I am today. So I learned how to run a boat from scratch and to this day I gather practical experience as often as I can – to pass this experience on to you and make your perfect charter yacht possible for an unforgettably beautiful sailing holiday.
1996 – 1999: Circumnavigation as a formative / fascinating experience
As cook, mate and hostess, I covered more than 30,000 nautical miles on my circumnavigation. The range of tasks was wide: from solo night watches and helming to navigation and provision planning, to helping with technical work in the harbours, including a complete refit of the yacht in Bali in 1998. Experiences that have shaped me to this day and made my profession more of a vocation.
2002 – 2004: Cast off for female power
I took part in the Göcek regattas from 2002 to 2004 as coach of the Göcek girls’ team. Because besides relaxed holiday sailing along fantastic coasts, my passion is also fast sailing in competitions.
2006 – 2009: BSharing my enthhsiasm for sailing
Helping to set up and publish “Bay Express”, a guide to bays and restaurants along the Turkish coast, took me to many hidden bays. Of course, you will get these and other first-hand tips for your sailing holiday.
2009: Founding of Sailvation out of pure passion
The focus of Sailvation at that time was still on the production of bareboat skipper support videos and technical manuals in English and German – to motivate and improve the technical knowledge of bareboat skippers. The idea came to me during my daily work with skippers and sailors at the charter bases.