Mermaid Sophie

Mermaid Sophie Crew: Sophie Lynn Eichenberger

Born: 1997, Switzerland

On Mermaid: May to June 2019
Passage on Mermaid:
Porto Pollensa, Mallorca to Poros, Greece
Distance sailed on Mermaid: 1136 Nm

Trainee as a boat builder

Social media: Sophie’s instagram

Hello Sailors! I am Sophie from Switzerland. An adventurer and an open minded girl who keeps looking for challenges and tries swimming against the stream though failing to do so from time to time.
I have decided to do an apprenticeship as a boat builder for the next three years, instead of studying. I’ve been wanting to go on a sailing trip for a long time. And because I went traveling in May, June and July, that was the perfect moment to fulfill that dream.

Sailing on Mermaid:

I connected with Roger on the sailor and crew connection page called I was very close to giving up because the page wasn’t working out very well for me. But I was lucky enough that Roger answered me and we agreed to do it and there I was: in Mallorca port de pollença, setting sail towards Greece. Together with the crew Tomas and Reidar, we were excited to do such a long passage. All the ups and downs (but mostly ups) made the trip a 100% worth it. It was through and through amazing and made me completely addicted to sailing. And it confirmed my career choice in every way.

I will never forget the time with Roger, Tomas and Reidar and I want to thank them for being a great crew. For the more or less heated and always interesting discussions, the sailing lessons and life lessons. For the good time!

Now stop reading this and go sailing!
(Watch all the episodes first though! 😉


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