Historic SAILBOAT SINKS – Part 1 | Cruisers Corner

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This is the first in this series and is about the restoration of 100 year old historic wooden yawl Pantagruel and her owner German captain Micha. Pantagruel sunk in tropical cyclone Yasa in Fiji in December 2020, but Micha refused to let that be the end of Pantagruel and spent the next year bringing her back to life.

I’ve split this story into 6 parts:
Part 1) The accident (this episode)
Part 2) Above deck – the restoration of the hull and above deck structures
Part 3) Below deck – the restoration of the interior
Part 4) The systems – fixing and replacing the systems
Part 5) Fiji – Micha’s reflections on restoring a boat in Fiji
Part 6) The future – Micha’s plans for the future

A big thank you to Travel With Jaro for the footage of the cyclone

Music by Marian Hutchinson


Hi I’m Jo and I’ve been lucky enough to spend the last 10 years sailing the world’s oceans. One of the things I like the most about the cruising lifestyle is the people you meet and the stories they tell you. That’s why I decided to make this series called the Cruisers Corner to bring these stories to you.

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Thank you!

My partner Timo and I have a story of our own… last year we bought an Open 66 ft race sailing boat originally designed and built by the famous Hungarian sailor Nándor Fa, which he raced in the 1992 Vendée Globe (round the world single handed race known as “the Everest of the seas”), becoming the first non-frenchman to finish the race.

We are currently in Fiji giving this old gladiator a new lease on life, transforming her from an ex race boat to a performance family cruiser, which we’ll need to make both dog and baby proof! We’re planning to set sail again in Oct 2022, so with limited time&money we have plenty of challenges ahead to turn our dreams into reality&get back on the water!

Check out our Refit Series to track our progress as we release videos about our journey.

Never stop to dream, never stop to sail!

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