Henk is Dutch born 1962. He speaks English, Dutch, Friesian, German, Portuguese and Spanish. After graduating he worked for 6 years as a freelance advertisement photographer in Amsterdam. He started sailing at the age of 12 and can look back on 21 years of sailing experience. Here in the south he sails since 1995.
While on a sailing trip of two years, he decided to give his nautical life a more permanent footing. The attraction of the extreme isolation and the beauty of unspoiled nature made it easy to take that decision.
The following countries are familiar to him due to previous sailing voyages: United Kingdom, Portugal, Morocco, Madeira, Canary Islands, Azores, Cape Verde, Senegal, Guinee Bissau, St. Helena, South Africa, Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina, Chile, Antarctica.
Jacqueline is Swiss, born 1968. She speaks English, German, Spanish, French and some Italian. After graduating she worked as an english and primary school teacher in Zürich, Switzerland for 5 years.
Having completed her fifth year of teaching, she decided to take a three month brake. As a nature and animal lover, always searching for by human hand unspoiled places on earth, she travelled to South America and fell in love with it's purness of nature.
Overwhelmed by the flora and fauna, she was looking for a possibility to give living in South-America a permanent footing.
Looking back to 12 years of sailingexperience, she took the opportunity to join the Sarah W. Vorwerk on her expeditions in 1998 and has covered over 15'000 miles with her since.