Vinni and Carsten drop their careers; sell their house and everything they own so they can live out their dream of circumnavigating on their sailboat, Capri. They took in their landlines and sailed out of Copenhagen harbor May 29, 2016.
In a detailed and capturing tale, they describe their adventure and their lives as cruising sailors. The authors are open and honest in their description and don’t paint a rosy picture of cruising. Instead, they mix the sweet with the sour, offering up a true-to-life depiction of their lives as “boat bums”.
The book is not only a travel book but also a tale of their voyage of inner discovery as they discover new sides of themselves and their relationship. Their stressful daily life, filled with meetings and appointments is traded for a lifestyle where the days merge into one. Far from their previous experiences they meet challenges in strange environments and on threatening oceans.
The book describes their first leg of the circumnavigation, the trip from Copenhagen over the Atlantic, up the east coast of the United States and their transit of the Panama Canal.
Capri – Sailing Distant Seas can be enjoyed by not only sailors but also “landlubbers”.
Excerpt from the book
Carsten orders me out in the bows to make a video of our entrance to New York Harbor. I pan with the camera, begin my narrative and feel a lump rising in my throat. I fight my tears back, but can hear my voice breaking as I try to describe this morning. When I swing the camera over and focus on the “Little Lady” (Statue of Liberty), the dam breaks, tears stream down my face and I cry aloud as I talk about sailing into New York. I’m overwhelmed that we have gotten here. Sailing into New York harbor is completely surrealistic for me.
About the authors
Vinni Breuning, (born 1959) registered nurse and MPA has been a hospital CEO for over 14 years, first at the private hospital Hamlet, thereafter for the hospitals in The Zeeland region of Denmark.
Carsten Breuning, (born 1952) was born in Denmark, but grew up as an immigrant in the United States. He moved back to Europe as an adult. He has a BBA and has been General Manager and CEO for both Danish and American companies in Denmark and The Netherlands.