Click here -> Check out our dedicated sale website at 4sale.syhelena.nl!<- After our return to Amsterdam, we discovered that we hardly have the time to enjoy Helena anymore. Since she is really outfitted for long term cruising, it would be so much better for her to actually cruise the world’s oceans instead of sitting in a marina in Amsterdam. Therefore we have put Helena up for sale. You can find all information about Helena and the sale on our sale website at 4sale.syhelena.nl. Helena has kept us safe in hard times, has given us freedom as we had never known before, was a trusted companion and has thoroughly enjoyed the world’s greatest oceans and the best cruising grounds. It saddens us to let her go, but it gives us joy to know that another owner may be able to take her out again to where she belongs. The seven seas of the world!
Due to the new fatherhood, Rolf was unable to take Helena home from the Canary Islands. Therefore, in September 2013, Rolf handed Helena over to his trusted friends, Markus, Peter and Marga. This is of course not something to be taken lightly and 1 full week of briefings preceded the passage to Northern Europe. The following is the assembled triplog from the Canary Islands all the way to Brest, France, where Rolf, Baziel and Roel took over and brought Helena home, to Amsterdam in The Netherlands.
On December 4th 2009 Helena started her first Ocean crossing from Gran Canaria. Now, over three years later, she’s made it!!! Now Helena, and Rolf, can honestly and proudly say they joined the ranks of world circumnavigators, a sailing feat first achieved in 1522 by the Magellan-Elcano expedition.