The sun21 crew at the press conference after their arrival in New York (Beat von Scarpatetti, David Senn, Michel Thonney, Martin Vosseler, Mark Wüst, from the left)
Arrival in New York City
The mayor of Miami, Manuel A. Diaz, presents the crew the Keys to the City of Miami.
Arrival at Martinique.
The sun21 heading to Martinique.
On the way to the Canary Islands.
Due to a storm the sun21 sought refuge in the harbour of Casablanca (Morocco).


Mar 02, 2007: Virgin Islands

28°C / 82°F
Position:18° 25’ 30” N-64° 26’ 45” W
Wind: 36km/h

After cleaning the boat, we departed for the Virgin Islands. On our way to Tortola, we visited the Baths, a spectacular natural attraction.

For the next 80-mile stretch of our journey, we wanted to bring the boat into optimal condition: The solar roof was rinsed and cleaned with fresh water. In a two hour effort, two divers scratched and brushed all barnacles and algae from the bottom of the hulls. At 2 30 p.m., the bridge opened the exit channel to the open sea on the West side of Simpson bay. We chose to cover the long open sea part of the journey to our next stopover during the night in order to arrive at day time in the archipelago of the British Virgin Islands – a cluster of islets and islands scattered in the turquoise blue Caribbean sea. We had to postpone the custom formalities at Virgin-Gorda because the electric motor of the lifeboat took a break.

On our way to Tortola, we visited the most spectacular natural phenomenon of the Archipelago: the Baths. Huge rocks of all kinds of rounded shapes – like thrown by giants onto the sand – are the centerpieces of a nature park. Boats are not allowed to anchor. There are five free buoys, at one we could tie the "sun21" and swim the 800 feet to the beach. We explored the passages, the creeks and pools between the giant boulders. We were not even frustrated not to have money with us – the small inn only offered "Hamburgers"…


Bob Pellegrini:

As you get closer and closer to Miami , I find the excitement of seeing your vessel and meeting you first hand ,fills my dreams of a bright future that no longer depends on fossil fuels , as your voyage has made it become more of a reality. Thank You

Barb Mallory:

It is good to hear of your adventure. Important to show the world that if we listen to 'Mother Nature' we can live side by side. I lived on a boat for 7 years away from the US and would not hesitate to do it again. I hope to meet you someday. I will be living in Cocoa Beach until June---then---who knows