Die Trelax war am 14. März fertig zur Abreise. Alle Arbeiten waren fertig, Egon hat mit Alexandra die TRELAX wieder auf  Vordermann gebracht. Alex hat sich dann auf den Weg nach Deutschland zu den Töchtern gemacht. Egon war soweit vorbereitet, um am 14. März mit einer Crew – dem Peter und dem Manfred  loszulegen. Durch die Biscaya, der Golf der Gascogne wie es die Franzosen nennen zu segeln, ist immer wieder eine besondere Challenge. Alex sollte ca in zwei Wochen irgendwo an der portigiesischen Küste oder spätestens in Puerto Sherry bei Cadiz dazustossen.

Egon hatte alles wunderbar gemanagt, der  Crew alles perfekt erklärt, ein Briefing eben für die besondere Überfahrt dieses Segelgebietes gemacht. Die Männer haben den Einkauf vorbereitet und alle waren – auch geistig – auf eine anstrengende Überfahrt eingestellt.



Die Wind und Wetterverhältnisse wurden von Egon wie immer peinlich genau studiert, um auch sicher zu sein, dass die Reise am 14. März losgehen kann. Und es ging los, pünktlich…

… Leider aber nur ca. 200 Seemeilen. Als die Männer wieder Wasser im Mittelbug entdeckten, leider mehr als je zuvor hiess es für Egon als einzige Option, die für den ihn als Käpten in Frage kam,  umdrehen und wieder – einmal mehr – zurück nach La Rochelle zu Neel in die Werft.


Alex verfolgte diese Reise natürlich – via Track vom Satelliten-Telefon aus und war über die Route verwundert – als auch schon die Meldung kam – „wir brechen ab, wieder Wassereintritt, ruf bitte in der Werft an, wir kommen zurück“ . Puh, nicht nur meine, sondern auch die Verzweiflung  der Werft vibrierte in der Telefonleitung.

Am Freitag kam die TELAX mit einer unversehrten Crew wieder im Hafen von La Rochelle an. Leider war es dann auch das Aus für die tolle Crew, die sich schon Wochen zuvor vorbereitet und auf diese Challenge sehr gefreut hat. Danke nocheinmal dem Peter und dem Manfred 👏.

Alex buchte nach den zwei Wochen bei Karolina dann auch wieder ein Zug-Ticket, um natürlich wieder zu Egon zu fahren.

Als dann das Boot wieder aus dem Wasser kam, war die Stimmung ganz fest traurig.




Die Enttäuschung war riesengross. Mit Tränen in ihren  Augen wurde die TRELAX wieder einmal mehr aus dem Wasser des Vieux Port herausgehievt und vor die Hallen der Neel Werft gestellt. 😭

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