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This is the ongoing story of Amberella's adventures and her crew. It actually started way before 1998. After a year of rebuilding the boat in 1997, We sailed out of Turkey, have traveled westward through the Mediterranean Sea, wintered in Rhodes, Greece and continued our trip through Lindos, Carpathos, Crete, Thira Island. Later in 1999 we have sailed some legs further westward until we reached Italy and decided to winter in Spain. Our plan to cross oceans soon, was postponed, when we decided to start working in Spain. We spend over a year in Spain. Take some time to browse in older entries to get a full impression on what it is like to become a sailor...;-),and how we did refit a boat, while it was at sea (not a wharf)... If you always wanted to know how such a project can be done with little experience and budgets. Here is how "we just try to do it"!... In 2001 we went back to Switzerland, getting our social lives back. We are still keen on continuing the trip, but it was pretty hard to keep up with budgets, school for the children and In 2003 we sailed Amberella into the Atlantic, northward to Seville, Spain and put it on sale. Amberella I was sold in 2004. In 2005 we sailed Croatia on Board SY Isenisca, a 45 ft steal yacht. Sailing is our passion, and the loss of Amberella had to be compensated by buying Amberella II, a small 26 ft yacht for lake Zurich. The 30 year old Mayer Friendship design will be our sailing vessel until we will go back to the ocean. Read how to refit an old boat, with little money and little experience. Amberella crew log, Since 1997 © 2006.