WHO ARE WE AND WHAT'S THE DREAM?
Born and raised in Prague, Czech Republic I came to England in 2004 to study International Law. I qualified as a solicitor with a big City law firm in 2012 and soon realised that life as a full time corporate lawyer wasn't for me. I needed more than long unpredictable hours in the office and so I went freelance and have been an independent legal consultant since. I did some limited sailing in my teens in solo dinghies on Austrian lakes, but it was only through meeting Targ that I fell properly in love with sailing. Although I have been looking for a change of scenery for a while, following the very disappointing "Brexit" vote in the UK I felt that this was the push I needed to orchestrate a Brexit of my own. The morning after the referendum I therefore uttered the words that kicked things off: "shall we sail around the world my love?".
We found each other on a dating site called OKCupid. After a thoroughly disastrous date on Friday the 13th in September 2013 (perhaps we can tell you THAT story over a drink sometime) we somehow managed to fall in love, realise that we are perfect adventuring and travel buddies, move in together and then finally get engaged in December 2015 whilst sailing around in the British Virgin Islands. We were both pretty devastated with the result of the UK Brexit referendum and that gave us the proverbial kick up the butt to finally start putting into action what we have spoken and fantasised about so many times before; sailing around the world on our own boat. We didn't expect to find a sailboat so easily, but Drugboat was an opportunity we just couldn't pass up. And so here we are, owners of one pretty awesome boat with a ridiculously long to do list before we can set off. We really hope you'll join us as we bring this beauty back to her former glory, make her our permanent home and prepare for the greatest adventure of our lives so far.