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cold to warm – thanks YMCA and Patagonia



The director Bob DeAngelo from the YMCA in Greenwich donated us free entries for the whole family to get fit for our next challenge climbing the TOP of the “8th continent”: Mt. Gunnbjörn in the Arctic next spring.

We did a public presentation about our expedition at YMCA to say thank you.


We had more presentations at the Audubon in Greenwich and at the Southport Congregational Church.

The Patagonia store in New York donated us with some warm clothing to keep warm.


Like always we had our challenges. Doctor Karen Tam was an angel to fix Alegra falling from the mast. She even organized a fundraiser at her home. A famous jazz musician was fixing Salina’s cello when it broke rashing to a presentation in Southport.

Our kids love animals. Tricky to have them on our boat, but we are lucky that we can still enjoy them in the wild.



Inspiring people in the cold!



Click to read  the latest publication of the TOPtoTOP Climate Expedition in “Swiss Wanderlust”.

Visiting thousands of students:

Riverside School, Greenwich was breaking the world record in the TOPtoTOP screaming contest to save our planet. They are so far the loudest, leading before Makkovik, Labrador and Parati, Brazil.


Eagle Hill School Greenwich

Country Day School, Greenwich

Greenwich High School

Corona Arts and Science Academy and Middle school in Queens, New York

Eastern Middle School Riverside, Greenwich

Some public presentations:

Pequot Yacht Club, Southport

Audubon Greenwich

Retired Men’s Association of Greenwich

Marching for our climate:

Making new friends:

Having a good time!





The most dangerous of the gang!


Last seen in a Swiss bar.

Don’t worry! – Police man “Andri” is watching for them all over the place. They have nowhere to hyde!


Happy 2017 -Premiere of NWP film


Please keep following and supporting us in 2017 and enjoy the film:

Today we had the premiere of our NWP film at the Indian Harbor Yacht Club. Congratulations to Sabine! She did the filming and editing with baby Mia in her arms. Many thanks to Mark Lindsey for the laptop, Jeff Fritsch for the software and Livia for the editing course.

Here the latest article: What It’s Like to Travel By Sailboat Through the Arctic


Many thanks to the Indian Harbor Yacht Club and our new friends in the area  for their great hospitality. We sail towards Bermudas as soon as we have a good weather window.

At the moment the weather does not look great, means that we talk in schools around Greenwich till end of next week.

Annual Report 2016 and Xmas


Please download the TOPtoTOP Annual Report 2016!

At the moment the Sydney Hobart Race is on the way. See us racing in 2008! We hope to be back and racing to Hobart again in the near future.

We were very busy in the last 2 weeks leaving Mystic for Greenwich and New York. Here some highlights:

Arriving in Mystic with Santa

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Action in schools and goodby Mystic

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Thanks to Mead Treadwell, we were invited by the Explorer’s Club New York and received by the president Ted Janulis.

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We had a very warm welcome @ the Indian Harbor Yacht Club , where we had a talk and a press conference. See article in Greenwich Times, Le Temps and report on Channel 12.

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Visiting New York and our Xmas miracle

Our friend David works at the GM-Building on the 49th floor. He offered us a tour and we enjoyed the view over Manhattan on this sunny day, looking down to central park and as far as the statue of liberty , where we sail along in same days.

We came along the Trump Tower on the way to the Xmas tree at the Rockefeller Center. Probably because of the children the police let us through and we could even enter the building. We send an instagram from the Trump building, asking Mr. Trump to protect our planet and safe our climate.

We never have been in a show and the whole family has been never in a cinema. Since Hawaii we dreamed to attend a show when we reach NY. On Broadway we learned that the cheapest ticket per kid for Lion King is US 99.-! plus baby Mia is not allowed in the theater. This was anyway too expensive for a family of 7 and we were sad. But here is our Xmas story: Asking for prices for the legendary Xmas Spectacular with the Radio City Rockettes the ticket seller in the box recognised us from the Channel 12 report the previous day. He went: “I know you, you are coming like our Santa in the show all the way from the Arcitc to NY, we will make it happen that you attend the show and even with the baby!” For all of us it was the best Xmas present for years and so wonderful!

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Xmas on Pachamama

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Some days ago Pachamama was iced in and today Salina and Alegra went for a swim in the Long Island Sound. They love swimming and you could not stop them even in the Arctic:



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