About me and the BOAT

"Sea Witch" a boat built on the same lines like "Suhaili" - on which sir Robin Knox-Johnston as a first person ever sailed around the world solo, nonstop. They both differ in their rig (Suhaili being a ketch, while Sea Witch is a cutter) but their hulls are identical, both built on the same lines of "Eric" designed by William Atkin in 1920s.

Monika Matis

I’m 43 now, have sailed since I was 15. I used to sail on my friends' boats, when they needed someone with knowledge and experience to get a boat somewhere far. I skippered yachts in the Baltic, North Sea, Mediterranean and Atlantic, from Africa to the high Arctic. I also sailed solo or in a very small crew.

I’m a translator, author and a nurse, among many others trades, with a diverse academic background (from computer science and mechanics to medical studies) and interest in a traditional navigation (or as it is called now - “emergency navigation”)

I am a citizen of the most beautiful nation on earth, a nation whose laws are harsh yet simple, a nation that never cheats, which is immense and without borders, where life is lived in the present. In this limitless nation, this nation of wind, light, and peace, there is no other ruler besides the sea.

Bernard Moitessier

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La Linea de la Concepcion, Spain

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