The catamaran of Becker's team member Herbert Blümel was on an adventurous, one-year journey across the Atlantic ocean an back again. After taking a route via the North Sea, the English Channel, the Bay of Biscay and down the coastlines of Spain and Portugal at Tenerife the"Blümel Cat" prepared for the big trip across the Atlantic. With the help of the trade winds the cat reached the Caribbean, arriving at Carlisle Bay in Barbados. It took the Blümel family travelling on board only 17 days to cross the big ocean on their trip of 2,800 nautical miles.
The Bluemel family enjoyed the Caribbean sun, swam in crystal clear water and experienced close encounters with local wildlife.