“Life begins where land ends”
Bernd started sailing quite early buying his first boat at seventeen. At 24 he left Europe on an engineless 27 ft sloop and sailed across the Atlantic to Brazil and the Caribbean. After working in the Caribbean as Charter and Delivery Skipper, including 22 deliveries from the British Virgin Islands to the US Mainland, Bernd sailed to NZ met his wife Janet. They both sailed back to the British Virgin Islands where they ran a 50ft Charter yacht for a few years. Back across the Pacific back to NZ in the last 14 years Bernd has taught PE at KKHS and managed to sail to the South Pacific Islands every second year or so.
“Favourite sailing destination: Haipaai Group, Tonga Islands”