We want to prepair the ship for a great season. Before the sailing can start again, the winter-building-stuff has to be removed and sailing-stuff needs to get on board.
Questions and registration to: martin[ät]lovis[dot]de
This week we would invite you to make Lovis spiffy again! There is no place on the ship that sea water and air can’t turn into a a wonderful new rusty corner. Therefore, you are invited to put a stop to the corrosion with sweat and dexterity, and to give the ship a shiny seasonal coat of fresh new paint. We will try to finish the last works on the steel and reduce the optical defects, to start with a flawless beauty to new adventures.
We invite you to working together from 26.02. to 06.03. for a few days on board to live, to laugh, to feast and also to make ourselves comfortable and cozy.
Questions and registration to: denise[ät]lovis[dot]de
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Lars and Denise
This week we will continue to take care of the wooden parts: masts, gaffs, spars, booms, blocks and nails are looking forward to our care. Intermediate sanding and painting will be our main tasks here.
In addition, we will take care of replacing lines and turn over pairs of wire ropes in the masts.
If you would like to be there, please contact ole[ät]lovis[dot]de
This week we will do something good for both the wood and the steel on board. Using a rust hammer, Tercoo disk and sandpaper, we will remove the rust on the deck and then preserve the steel with fresh paint. We also want to take care of the wood: masts, gaffs, spars, booms, blocks and nails welcome our attention with sandpaper and brushes.
Of course, we’ll make ourselves comfortable on board.
We look forward to your support!
Questions and registration to: lars-r[ät]lovis[dot]de
Dear friends of Lovis
Here comes an invitation for the first construction-week, with and on Lovis this winter. You are warmly invited to be there with active support in our reconstruction weeks to make Lovis fit for the next season.
In the first week of reconstruction, we will primarily take care of the steel and remove rust with rusthammer, tercoo disc and sandpaper and then preserve the steel with fresh color.
Previous knowledge is not required. We give you a briefing in the different variants of rust and how to only recognize it with your fingertips, which tools are the best when and where and how they work at all.
You bring for yourself: a bed sheet, a sleeping bag and warm clothes for work.
We offer: the opportunity to learn a lot, eat delicious food, game evenings, a warm bunk and construction site romance.
Questions and registration: jesper[ät]lovis[dot]de
We start this year for the first time a Smash the Cistem trip.
This means that everyone who identifies as agender, non-binary, trans* or inter* and is respectful of other identities is invited to this cruise. We want everyone to be able to feel comfortable. The crew members, however, will be FLINTA*. The crew’s job is to guide the sailing and answer questions, while we fellow sailors take over the ship and decide together what we feel like doing.
No previous sailing experience is required, as you will learn everything you need to know during the trip. The total cost of the trip including food will be from 310-460€ according to your own estimation. If you cannot afford the 310€, please contact us.
The trip is self-organized. That means that we organize cooking, sailing and cleaning together. We want to network, chill, have fun and share knowledge during the trip. So, if you like to bring e.g. a guitar, books to read together, an exciting movie, things to work on creatively or a great workshop concept we would be very happy! There is already a guitar and many board games on board.
There will be a maximum of 33 people participating. We will sleep in 2, 4 and 8 bed cabins.
The food will be vegan. If you need something else to eat or have intolerances/allergies, please let us know.
We ask you to take a Corona quick test on the day of arrival. There will be the possibility to test yourself during the trip as well and we will inform you in detail beforehand.
If you have any questions, uncertainties or wishes, please feel free to ask.
We are looking forward to you.
Registration at smash-the-cistem[ät]lovis[dot]de
Also this year we are planning a FLINTA sailing trip on the Lovis. One week (arrival on 09.09.2023 from 18.00 and departure on 16.09.2023 14.00), probably from Simrishamn (Sweden) to Greifswald, sailing and enjaoying the wind and waves.
Previous sailing experience is not required, because you will learn everything necessary on the trip. The total cost of the cruise with meals is from 310€ to 460€ according to self-assessment.
All people who feel invited by a FLINTA sailing trip and are respectful of other identities are invited to this trip. We want everyone to feel comfortable, can. Please read the text below.
The trip is self-organized. That means that we organize cooking and cleaning together. Likewise, all are invited to fill the trip with content. From guitar to kickboxing gloves to your favorite movie, you can bring and contribute everything.
We want to create & live a space on the trip that feels as safe as possible for all who sail with us.
- It is important to us to have a mindful and collaborative interaction with each other on the ship. Sometimes we have to endure contradictions in the process.
- If someone tells you that you have crossed a boundary, please accept that and try to reflect on it. Boundary crossings can look very different and sometimes you may not even realize that you have transgressed/hurt someone with your behavior or a statement. So if someone brings it to your attention, see it as an opportunity to learn.
- Sensitivity to the state: many FLINTA*s experience state repression on different levels and for different reasons. This is not to be reproduced on the cruise! (Activism is also affected by (state) repression).
- Keep in mind that we are all from different contexts and have different experiences.
- Don’t question the identity of others: you can’t tell a person what gender they are or what pronouns they use.
- We as an orga don’t know all the people who sign up & sail along, and we can’t and don’t want to do a background check or anything. So it may be that people are sailing with whom you might not actually spend a vacation.
- You may have questions in advance. Please call or write us. Many things can be clarified in advance. We are looking forward to it.
If you are interested, please write to: flti[ät]lovis[dot]de
The Lovis-FLINTA-Trip Team
As the name suggests, we want to sail with several generations: parents with their parents, aunts with their nieces, siblings with their children or people who want to come on board on their own and enjoy sailing together and intergenerational exchange. we would like to discuss, sail, tell stories, play games, walk along beaches, listen to the wind and have a wonderful time together aboard.
The cost contribution for the trip is 310-460 EUR according to your own assessment, children come for 50% of the cost contribution (6-15 years, younger children according to self-assesment).
We would be very happy if you could organise a journey that does not involve a flight.
Concerning the contents we want to deal with the following topic: “1968 till now – emancipation, environmental movement, peace movement and now letzte Generation? Split into young and old? were are we ourselves in this? do we hope or do we give up? what do we do and what don’t we do?” all ideas and thoughts are welcome.
Please send your registrations to stefan[ät]lovis[dot]de
We are looking forward to an exciting trip with you!
Together with you, we want to create a space for musical exchange and experimentation between musicians on the sea. In small and larger groups, you can jam, improvise, or give small concerts on board at any opportunity. In the cities we sail to, we want to use pedestrian zones and public places for making music together. In the evenings we could give concerts together at the harbor, e.g. with the Lovis as a stage. Nothing is necessary, everything is possible!
Based on the experience of the previous tours, we want to use the common space more for the exchange of skills and experiences – be it musically, in terms of content, or in terms of stage presence/appearance etc.
Already existing groups are as welcome as single musicians. Your music and instruments should be compatible to road and ship (i.e. rather mobile) and should not require major technical equipment. You should be able to play/improvise well with other musicians.
Cost contribution incl. meals 310 to 460 € p.p. depending on self-assessment (Even 310 euros are too much for you? Please let us know in time, then it’s no problem. Then you can still come along! :-))
If you feel addressed, write us a few lines about you and your music to Musik[ät]lovis[dot]de