Who are you and why do you want to collaborate with Navily?
I’m Biggi Krumm, a blogger from Germany living part-time with my husband on a sailing boat. I document our journey traveling the world by sail, featuring travel tips, beautiful anchorages & photography from around the world!
We can’t wait to Sail Smarter with Navily! Navily is an innovative social cruising guide where we can share our knowledge on anchorages and book berths in marinas across Europe.
When did you start sailing and what was your motivation first?
My husband and captain started sailing when he was 16 years old. He passed all sailing qualifications and became an instructor. During his studies he used his sailing qualifications to deliver sailing yachts for sailing club members to new holiday destinations in Europe. This got him so excited to cruising by sail and travel the world.
We bought a Hallberg Rassy 43, I passed the SBS licence and I am learning by doing. Since than I love sailing, the freedom and flexibility. We can stay or leave whenever we want and the weather permits.
What places have you been to and what are your plans for 2019?
We bought our SY Victoria in the Baltic Sea and sailed to the Med, currently we are in Greece. We passed the North Sea, the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay and the Straits of Gibraltar and the Atlantic. After we passed Gibraltar we are enjoying the fascinating Med Sea. We cruised along the French coast, the Balearic Islands, Corsica, Sardinia and Elba. Our highlights are the Aeolian Islands and Sicily. In 2018 we passed the Messina Strait and sailed the Ionian Sea in Greece. Our plan for 2019 is to discover the Cyclades Islands.
In 2019 Navily and Biggi will collaborate. What do you think about our app and why did you agree to partnership with us?
We are absolutely delighted to announce our Cooperation with Navily App. We can’t wait to find and share the best mooring spots. We are so excited to be part of the community and share our experience. It’s great to use a single app across so many destinations and to make sure we have a mooring space when we arrive in the next harbor. It makes cruising a lot easier and predictable.
Do you have any useful tips for other sailors?
Most sailors stay in their home port and region because they are concerned, they will not find a save harbor. We encourage all sailors to discover new destinations they have not been to. It’s a great adventure and there is so much to see.
What kind of equipment is indispensable on board for you?
Power and safety on board is the main topic. Sailing in warm environments will keep the fridge running and when you start sailing longer distance you have to manage your energy consumptions. Solar panels, wind generators and power generators will support you. A dinghy is required for remote anchorage. A water maker makes you stay longer and independent. Safety is first and should always be on your mind. Tools and skills about all your technical equipment on board is important because all these things have the tendency to break.
Do you have an idea about the “future of sailing”? In your opinion: What will be the development on this sector (in terms of equipment, organization, marinas, etc)?
Sailing yachts become more efficient and faster. Energy storage (Lithium Ionen) and density will provide us with more flexibility. Sailing is clean and sustainable. We need to look after our environment. In terms of marinas, due to the climate change we will experience more extreme weather situations and demand save marinas to protect the vessels.
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