In 2011 Marc Borde Sailed out of Galveston, TX on a 26 foot sloop with a crew of musicians and toured the Gulf Coast completing 33 shows in 38 days, covering over 300 miles of coastline. The adventure was documented in the multi-media book “Guitar Strings & Sailboat Things.”
In the fall of 2017, Borde’s dreams of one day touring the world by sailboat came much closer to reality. He was presented with a boat. But not just any boat - an unfinished 50 foot trimaran “Tatzelwurm.” The boat had been inherited by Brisa Roché. Brisa grew up in the shadow of Tatzelwurm, as its construction was started before her birth, over 40 years ago. Brisa’s father Jim Roche and Martin Lederer spent countless hours and resources on Tatzelwurm to leaving her inomplete and upon handing it down to Brisa, made the request that she would one day see it sail. A chance meeting between Brisa and Marc in Northern California ended in Marc taking ownership of Tatzelwurm in order to fulfill Martin and Jim’s wishes. Brisa, now a singer in Paris, France, believed that Marc was the perfect person for the project and supported the idea of a music tour around the world aboard Tatzelwurm. She even expressed interest in being included in part of the tour.
Upon returning to Tatzelwurm in April 2018, after five months of nationwide touring by land with folk/reggae band That Captain, Borde put together a plan:
“Our mission is to complete construction of 50’ Trimaran; Tatzelwurm, and sail around the world with our crew of musicians that will perform at ports along the way.”
The world tour will start in Eureka, CA. with a voyage South along the Western Coast of the United States and Mexico. After proving the vessel seaworthy and capable of passage-making, Tatzelwurm will then make the Pacific crossing to Hawaii. There, in the Hawaiian Islands, the musical crew will take guests on sunset charters filled with live entertainment and tropical fun!
The adventure will continue with a Westward route following the winds and currents to destinations near the equator, eventually rounding the Cape of Good Hope in South Africa and crossing the Atlantic Ocean toward Brazil and the Caribbean Islands, eventually returning to the United States and completing the tour in Clear Lake, Texas.
The entire sailing adventure will be documented by the captain and the crew, and blogs will be released regularly. Marc Borde will be writing at least one more book, and plans to have the tour televised worldwide.
Check out this video of our first sailboat tour!
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