We are Elke, Patrick and Ruby(our dog): Sailing Kanaloa
Hi, I'm Patrick and I'm 26 years old. For whole my life I lived in 's-Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. From my birth, I grew up with boats. My dad always had and still has a speedboat. When I was at my fathers place during summer time (my parents are divorced), we always went waterskiing, kneeboarding, wake boarding etc. I LOVE boats!
After my study (Sportacademie), I started my own business as a Personal Trainer. This was next to my job as a Fitness and Group-lessons Instructor. After an injury (ripped my crossband), I needed a surgery and had to revalidate for a year, maybe more.
In that time, I was already with Elke for 2 years. We always had the dream to travel the world together. So after my business died to an injury, we bought a sailboat and rebuild it. We worked hard to rebuild the boat and did all of this besides our jobs (I worked as a Fitness Coordinator).
Now the journey has started and I'm thankful for everyone who supported us during the process. Let's have some fun!!
Hi, I'm Ruby and I'm 4 years old. I was born in Romania. Patrick and Elke asked me to join their crew and sail all the way through Europe. Of course I said yes! What dog doesn't want to run and swim all day!? Before I knew I was on a plane to The Netherlands. This is where my journey started.
When I arrived, Patrick and Elke had to raise me first because I was still a puppy at that time. For example: I had to learn how to barg (to keep the pirates away from our boat). No, that's a joke of course. I was a scared little puppy from Romania and had to learn a lot of things. I price myself lucky to find a family/crew like this. In four years I have grown to a social and happy dog, who likes to bully and play with Patrick and Elke all the time.
Hi, I'm Elke and I'm 26 years old. I grew up in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. As a little child my parents took me to the local swimming pool for swimming lessons. I loved it! When I grew older I also learned how to snorkel and how to dive.
I always had this dream of travel the world. My love for the ocean and Patrick's love for boats has brought us to the point where we decided to buy a boat and sail around the world!