NORDEN - the nordic arts festival



Timo Peters has no boat, virtually no sailing experience and hardly any money - just the crazy idea of crossing the Atlantic. In Gibraltar, he finally gets lucky: a sailing opportunity to the Canary Islands! There he finds the next boat. After a stop in Cape Verde and countless dramatic, wonderful and unforgettable experiences, he reaches South America.

On the way he immerses himself in the bizarre community of circumnavigators. He drinks champagne with millionaires and listens to the stories of proud captains. Between the tiny islands in the middle of nowhere, there are also a lot of dreamers, hippies and reckless people. They all have one thing in common: they want to break out of their everyday lives and set off in search of the great voyage.

Timo Peters presents his book Couchsailing. Wie ich per Anhalter über den Atlantik reiste (Kiepenheuer & Witsch) - a sailing adventure that took him as far as Brazil - and shows photos.

Timo Peters, lives and works as a freelance journalist for various newspapers and magazines in Norway. He also runs the adventure blog and the online magazine Fjordwelten.