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Sendetermin “Segeln am Limit” SRF 2

IMG_8688-64kleinJetzt sieht es so aus als ob die Sendetermine für die 4 Folgen “Segeln am Limit” fixiert sind:


Teil 1     Dienstag 20. September 21:51

Teil 2     Dienstag 20.September 23:17

TV programm SRF 20.09.2016

Teil 3     Donnerstag 22. September 21.58

Teil 4     Donnerstag 22. September 23:00

TV Programm SRF 22.09.2016

Gross in Kalender eintragen und weitersagen😉

Premiere “Segeln am Limit – Alleine über den Atlantik”


Hier sind einige Bilder der Premiere vom letzten Sonntag, vielen Dank an alle die gekommen sind! Auch ich habe den Dok-Film das erste mal gesehen, es war super einaml die verschiedensten Aspekte meines Miniprojektes mit Bild und Ton zeigen zu können.

Für die die es verpasst haben am 23. August nach dem Sportaktuell kommt der Erste von vier Teilen, danach jeweils eine Woche später der Nächste.

Vielen Dank an alle Helfer speziell aber Stephan vom Kino Claudia der uns seine super Infrastruktur zur Verfügung gestellt hat!

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Mini en Mai 2016

Here we go again. Eight Cube is back and ready. Simon will sail the race ‘Mini en Mai’ in la Trinité sur Mer. This is a 500 miles singlehand challenge. After abandoning the ‘Lorient BSM’ in April because of a loose rig and seasickness, Simon is very happy to set sail again and to succesfully finish this time. They will likely sail course A seen below.

On y va encore une fois. Eight Cube est de retour dans l’eau. Simon naviguera la course ‘Mini en Mai’ à la Trinité sur Mer. Ceci est un défi solitaire de 500 miles. Après l’abandon de la ‘Lorient BSM’ en Avril à cause d’une mât lâche et le mal de mer, Simon est très heureux de remettre la voile et à terminer avec succès cette fois. Ils vont probablement naviguer parcours A.
Course Mini en Mai 16



Film Premiere :-)


Download the PDF here: Premiere


Let’s make the frog Jump again!

Francois Denis

Francois Denis

Normaly at this stage of the season I would be spending as much time on the water as possible and preparing for the upcoming races, but I have not yet managed to secure enough of the budget needed to race Eight Cube again for a season and the big race of this year Les Sables – Acores – Les Sables.

So I am ashore in Switzerland trying to sort this out!


but I had some distraction😉

I had the chance to test the fully foiling beach catamaran on which Yo Wiebel sailed the Julbo-Sail-Session around Cape Horn.

Yo has had an idea in mind after his trip around Cape Horn and asked me if I would be up for it! It involves a Nacra F20 beachcatamaran and offshore sailing for a couple of hundred miles, but more info on that later, when the website is finished.

This project is not a full time thing. It will run alongside my Minicampaign, then Yo has a fulltime job and I have a mini which wants to be sailed and optimised to be prepared for the Azores Race this summer.


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I have also made a new page on my website where I offer to share my experience gained over the past years during offshore sailing.

From on the water training to speaking during a corporate event or simply to help someone planning an offshore sailingtrip and setting up his boat accordingly.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you think I might be the right person for the job or if you like to become partner of Eight Cube (or simply of the frog).

First race of the season starts now 13.00


With Eight Cubet just about ready for the race, I will sail together with Luzius Peter an other Swiss Sailor. The forecast is pretty windy so it will be a full on start of the season! As I haven’t been able to put the boat in the water early we will have to tourougly check the boat during racing to prevent any surprises, as everything on board has just been reassembled.

Start is at 1300 and we will be back on sunday!


You can follow our progress here:



Saison 2016


After an other tour in the Caribbean the last few weeks for some racing on bigger boats, I am back in Switzerland trying to organize my season! After a very full on 18 month leading up to the last Minitransat and some sailing offers which fell through last minute it took a little while to make up a plan for next Season. Eight cube is in a yard with still a few points to tick off on the job list.


Here is the plan:

Sail one more season with Eight Cube and prepare for the big race of the year

Les Sables – Acores – Les Sables (2x1270nm solo) 

I feel like Eight Cube and I still need a bit more time on the water together to get closer to her full potential. Little tweaking has already been done in the yard to make her quicker and more reliable.

To be able to do that I still need to find some budget, but that is work in progress!


The scedual looks like this:

9. April Lorient BSM Mini  150nm doublehanded

30. April Pornichet Séléct 300nm solo

24. May Mini en Mai 500nm solo

9. June Trophée MAP 220nm solo

19. June Minifastnet 600nm doublehanded

27. Juliet Les Sables – Acores – Les Sables  2540nm solo



Couple of pictures from the caribbean regattas I just came back from:

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For all those who don’t speak german, have a look at this months Yachting World!

3 pages of Eight Cube!


Go and get the new Wave Magazine

Very nice article about my Eight Cube Project in this eddition of the Wave Magazine thanks to Stephan Detjen.

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Vortrag beim Zürcher Segel Club

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Bereits vor einem Jahr durfte ich im Zürcher Segel Club mein Mini Transat-Projekt mit Eight Cube vorstellen. Am Freitag Abend dann konnte ich zum ersten mal die Geschichte zu Ende erzählen. Über die technischen Schwierigkeiten beim Bau, die Liefer Engpässe und den Kielachsenbruch bei der ersten Regatta, die Mitglieder des ZSC hörten trotz später Stunde sehr interessiert zu.

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Es war ein erfreulicher Abend, waren doch auch die eine oder andere schleifende oder finanzielle Hand mit dabei. Ich freue mich bereits an weiteren Orten von meinem Abenteuer zu berichten.
Vielleicht auch bei Ihnen? Kontaktieren Sie mich!


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