Selim's Logbook
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by Selim E. on Wed, 19th, Jun 2019

Persoanlized Snack Board
Persoanlized Snack Board
Perfect for a "tied together" sailing couple. To be used as a snack board to serve food or as a cutting board. Freshly made in my Garage ;-). To buy at my shop. .
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by Selim E. on Mon, 29th, Apr 2019

A northeasterly wind at around 12-16kn pushed us from Vrsar southwards. Approaching the Cape of Istria waves got bigger but still good to sail on a half wind course. Enjoyed an incredible sunset with a pink colored horizon. Passing Unije in the south towards Mali Losinj we experienced a strong increase in windforce (27kn) and waves between Cres and Unije. We had to battle towards Mali Losinj harbor but finally made it quite tired after a 12 hrs passage. .
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by Selim E. on Sun, 28th, Apr 2019

This year we have chosen to cruise around Kvarner. Starting from Veruda Istria Wind brought us to Vrsar, one of my favorite harbors on Istria. Passing by Rovinj, a thunderstorm was forming north of us and hit us with not too much windforce (5) but a beautiful sky and clouds and massive rain. We finally made it to Vrsar and could enjoy a magnificent sunset from the little chapel on top of the little hill. .
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by Selim E. on Sat, 13th, Apr 2019

Engraved Cutting Board
Engraved Cutting Board
I am proud to announce the opening of my web shop for maritime stuff. Currently, a collection of engraved wooden cutting boards is available. Cutting boards are a nice, personal and very useful gift for a passionate sailor or a unique upgrade of your own yacht's galley. .
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by Selim E. on Wed, 13th, Feb 2019

Austrian Navy Flag
Austrian Navy Flag
The Austrian empire under the Habsburgs has had a navy and commercial fleet. It also conducted several scientific expeditions beyond their Mediterranean shore. Driven by an interest in the scientific maritime expeditions Austria has undertaken I found several locations in Vienna where Austrian maritime history is exhibited. .
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by Selim E. on Mon, 5th, Nov 2018

The moment when the engine stops, the yacht heels and silently starts plowing through waves has ever been a magic moment for me. The fact that a ship can be moved by the sole power of wind still fascinates me from a technical point of view. And I must admit, I often argue for my hobby by pointing out that sailing is an environmentally friendly activity. .
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by Selim E. on Fri, 21st, Sep 2018

Lake Atter
Lake Atter
It is still dark when I start the engine of my car and head for crossing of lake number 3 – Lake Atter (Attersee). Weather reports have told me that I must expect a base wind of 4-6kn from south and gusts up to 10kn. From my research with Google Maps and some phone calls to local harbors I found that a public slipway exists in Unterach (southernmost town) and a private one in Schörfling (northernmost town). When I arrive at Unterach, I am pretty alone at that time of the day. I buy a coffee at the Strandcafe and then I start preparing my Weta. Meanwhile some motorboaties have arrived at the slipway and start watering their boats. .
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by Selim E. on Tue, 18th, Sep 2018

At 6 am I get up to slip the boat into water. I have to paddle to get out of the little harbor. I am completely alone in the harbor except a beautiful white heron who keeps watch on the breakwater. I have to paddle towards the open water of Lake Balaton to catch the easterly morning breeze. My first way point is Tihany peninsula which separates the northern part from the southern part of the lake. A light wind blows at about 5 knots but I experience rather high waves. As I approach Tihany peninsula I enjoy my breakfast and the beautiful scenery of the peninsula with the monastery on top of a hill and the little ferry harbor. I keep an eye on the frequent ferries crossing my way as I pass by the peninsula at 9am. Meanwhile also other sail boats pop up on the lake. .
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by Selim E. on Mon, 17th, Sep 2018

Next step in my Seven Lakes Crossing project – Lake Balaton in Hungary. The largest (concerning km²) lake in Central Europe. Planning required much more time than for Lake Neusiedl but it is extremely exiting to delve into the facts around lake Balaton. .
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by Selim E. on Mon, 10th, Sep 2018

Start of my Seven Lakes Crossing project. I decided to start with my home lake Neusiedler See. I spent a weekend full of route planning and made some phone calls to local harbors and sailing schools regarding slipways to take my Weta Trimaran in and out of the water. Due to weather and slipway availability I decided to start the crossing in Neusiedl’s Eastern Port and finish in Mörbisch. I did want to go to the Hungarian part of Lake Neusiedl, but the southernmost part is inaccessible as it is a protected area of a National Park. It is theoretically possible to access Fertörakos, a Hungarian harbor south of Mörbisch, but I could not find out how depth conditions are between Mörbisch and Fertörakos. So I opted for Mörbisch as destination which I know quite well. .
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