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Owner MOLA Yachting
Design Bavaria Cruiser 51
Length Overall 15 m
Flag Germany
Sail Number B51

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Mola - Mola's missed approach to Las Palmas

This is my sixth ARC - and the most difficult to even start the rally!Look what happened to us: As always we started from the island of Ruegen in the Baltic Sea. The passage from the Baltic viaNorth Sea to the Ijsselmeer was pretty normal. In Amsterdam we had a crew change, went throughthe locks into the North Sea and continued to the Channel - and there the problems started. In Cherbourg our engine did not start. As always in such cases it was Friday afternoon. It turned out that the Diesel filter contained some water. So we changed the filters and the injection valves. That took us four days because of the weekend.The next leg - the same problem! I sailed at night into Roscoff again without engine. This time we not only changed the valves, but emptied the whole tank. Because of All. read more...

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