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Berliner Banause packt aus: A Young Berliners First Impression on Cruising


Lucie tells You about what it is like to be traveling onboard of Zingaro. After entering the crew, she go interested in cutting, filming & editing as well, so she used our common footage to try it herself and she came up with this masterpiece!

She thought about starting her own Youtube channel, but it’s just TOO MUCH WORK! So we decided to publish it here. All credits go to her since SHE edited this Episode! Thank You, Lucie!

Lucie on Instagram: @berlinerbanause

Want to meet up Sailing Zingaro in CA?

We are flying up to the States for a month. James’ brother is getting married and we are going to visit the SPECTRA WATERMAKERS manufacturing facility and show you guys INSIDE and pick up our new watermaker!

Greetings from Ecuador

We’re going to be in San Diego and San Francisco! So We’d like to schedule meet-ups to meet YOU GUYS, drink a beer with you, and say thanks!

Meet up in SAN DIEGO: Harbor Town Pub in San Diego on the 15th of December at 6 o’clock
1125 Rosecrans Street San Diego, CA 92106

Meet up in SAN FRANCISCO: Bay View Boatclub in San Fransisco on Jan 4th at 6 o’clock
489 Terry A Francois Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94158

Sea Stories, bad advice, good beer. What more can you want. Bring anyone who’s ever dreamed about sailing the oceans… so we can talk them out of it over a cold one. 😉

Hope to meet some of you! Have a great holiday!

-James & Kimmi

Currently: Exploring beautiful Ecuador

After cruising up and down the Ecuadorian coast we want to visit Ecuador mainland. James is going to climp Chimborazo (6,267 m) and Kim is going to visit Ecuador’s Amazon Rainforest – one of the most bio diverse places on the planet.

New chart table is coming

Currently we’re in Bahía de Caráquez (Ecuador), taking Zingaro apart! All of a sudden we’ve got quite a bit of space here. We removed the fridge and gave it to the local dockhand. He didn’t have one.

Now we’re going to design a chart table / editing table that fits in right where the fridge was. We have to find a very space-economic design for a desk with an integrated chair. We only have about a meter of space. Any ideas?

Space for a chart table

Sailing Zingaro | We’re taking our boat apart! All of a sudden we’ve got quite a bit of space here!

No fridge anymore … ?

Seriously, a propane fridge is a horrible idea for a cruising boat. It’s hot (in an already hot place), it’s heavy (extra parts for the propane system), and the #1 reason: it uses an entire 20lb propane tank in 2-3 weeks. Usually on cruising boats a tank of propane lasts 3 months. Plus when you ran out of propane there was no warning, everything just went bad, water all over the floor …

Unfortunately there are no 12v fridges in Ecuador, and a 100% import tax – it would cost around ~$2000 to get one here. Not having refrigeration sucks, but we’ll deal with it. We are happy it’s off the boat!

Turtle Rescue | Sailing Zingaro shorts

What we found 130 miles out to sea will shock you. While sailing to the most remote island in Central America, these sailors come across a turtle caught up in a fisherman’s long line. We jump in to help the little guy out.

Join us on our longest journey ever! 1,000nm from Costa Rica to Ecuador via Isla Del Coco …

Please make sustainable fish choices. Go here: Good fish guide: mcsuk.org/goodfishguide

Become Part of the CREW via PATREON: patreon.com/svzingaro

-Kim & James

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Costa Rica – the world’s first decarbonised country?

Carlos Alvarado, Costa Rica’s new President said: “Decarbonisation is the great task of our generation and Costa Rica must be one of the first countries in the world to accomplish it, if not the first.”

The small country in Central America is well-known for its environmental commitment: Costa Rica already generates more than 99 percent of its electricity by using renewable energy sources.

That`s great!

Read more about: www.independent.co.uk

Just arrived: Mermaid Kimmi shirts …

Break it. Bail it. Fix it. Sail it. Our new Zingaro crew-shirts – designed by Kim! Aren’t they cool!?

New Zingaro Crew Shirts

Sailing Zingaro’s Fundraising Campaign

Every purchase goes toward a watermaker for Zingaro, so we can check out some of the more remote areas of the world (Chile, Easter Island …). Water is our limiting factor at the moment, and with your help, we’re going to fix that! James will make his own 12v 5A homemade watermaker for ~$1800, and of course make a how-to video to share with everyone on YouTube.

Sailing Zingaro Crew Shirts are available in various styles and colours. Take a look at bonfire.com/germaid/