Sailors Arrive!

HD photo film

“Air travelers get out and are there, Sailors Arrive!”

From Hamburg to the Caribbean – and once around the world: Heidi and Peter Wiedekamm have dreamed of what many dream. With their 14.5 m long sailboat Stormvogel they crossed the Atlantic and the Pacific, touring the blue planet within four years.

From initial inexperience to storms or menacing leaks on the boat, they learned their own limits. But the people and places they reached were wonderful remuneration for the hardships: cordial hospitality, dream beaches, helpfulness, or the laughter of the children who greeted the “skipper and the crew” joyfully in the small harbors.

In 2012, the couple started to travel from the Canaries to the Lesser Antilles. Through the Panama Canal via Galapagos Islands, they dared to cross the largest and deepest ocean in the world, the Pacific, to land on the beaches of Polynesia after weeks at sea, almost like the great explorers. But this was only one of the highlights of this extraordinary venture, which brought the two North Germans into the Mediterranean via New Zealand, Indonesia or Thailand and after 1500 days back to the port of Hamburg.

The experiences and experiences of the two travelers are to be observed in twelve chapters. Illustrated with countless brilliant photographs and films, spoken by Dr. Jochen Werner and acoustically co-ordinated by Ole Wiedekamm.

Sailors Arrive! Is a documentary about an extraordinary sailing trip, a richly illustrated report about the venture to leave your own boundaries behind and to get to know the world on a slow, slow down path. Sailors Arrive! Is a wonderful gift for both the leisure and the demanding sailing fan, the traveler and the world traveler.

Content directory:

HD photo film with

  • more than 1,000 photographs
  • more than 60 maps
  • more than 30 videos
  • two languages ​​(English / German)


More than 25 fantastic destinations around the world:

Germany, The Netherlands, France, England, Spain, Portugal, Saint Lucia, Martinique, Dominica, Bonaire, San Blas, Panama, Las Perlas, Galapagos, Marquesas, Tuamotos, Tahiti, Bora Bora, Maupiti, Rarotonga, Niue, Tonga, New Zealand, Australia, Vanuatu, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Turkey, Greece and Italy.


A world trip in 118 minutes and 12 chapters:

01: Northern Europe and the Atlantic, run length 10:12
02: Caribbean, running length 09:20
03: Panama and Galapagos, run length 07:26
04: Pacific (East), run length 08:07
05: Pacific (West), running length 05:39
06: New Zealand, run length 06:12
07: Vanuatu and Australia, run length 08:16
08: Indonesia, run length 20:40
09: Singapore and Malaysia, run length 06:02
10: Thailand, run length 06:26
11: Mediterranean Sea, running length 13:35
12: Europe and the Atlantic, run length 10:55



  1. High Definition (HD) only available on Blu-Ray Disc. The double-layer DVD has the same content in the standard format (SD).
  2. The photo film consists of animated photographs, maps and video clips, spoken text in German and English as well as music. The photo film format allows a much larger visual information density than a normal movies.
  3. Note to VLC users: Start „VLC“ -> At the top level menu bar select „Tools -> Preferences“ -> Select in the lower left corner „Show Settings = all” -> Select in the left hand list „Input / Codecs“ -> Scroll down the right hand parameter sheet to the bottom to section “Advanced” -> Change the value „Disc caching“ from „300“ to „3000“ -> Click „Save“ -> Exit and restart „VLC“ -> Done!