Markus Moser – Lifgun
Markus. I was born in 1966 and grew up in landlocked Switzerland. I live in Zurich and work as an architect. My father owned a boatyard: thus I spent my weekends sailing on Lake Zurich rather than hiking in the Swiss Alps.
What followed was a classic sailing career: at the age of five Optimist, at 12 Europe Dinghy, and at 16 Finn Dinghy.
Sailing has always been an expensive sport. When I was 14 I worked as a sailing teacher and accompanied sailing trips as a deck hand. I spent my summer holidays in Danish coastal waters, regularly taking part in races.
Boats at that time were larger (Matcher 31 and similar), with a Luffe 4004 finally being ordered and built in 2008. There then followed four years’ intensive sailing in Baltic waters. In 2011 the decision was taken to move over to a Luffe 45 which was then delivered the following year. What a different world that introduced: many ever longer sailing trips would follow!
Oslo – Inverness – Oban – Stromness – Copenhagen – Gulf of Bothnia – Stavanger etc.
In 2017 and 2018 solo sail around Africa: Valencia – Cape Verde – Cape Town – Richards Bay – Suez – Didim (Turkey).
Lifgun. Lifgun is a Pegasus 50 designed by Slovenian Marko Pas and built at Pegasus Shipyard in Slovenia. She is hull number 3 and finished in late spring 2021. She is built out of Carbon (Hull and Deck). Carbonfibre mast, Aloy boom. 9/10 rigg with 2 spreaders, deck stepped mast. She is now going through her first sailings and will be ready and prepared until the start of the Ostar 2022. By the way – Lifgun has nothing to do with guns – it comes from Iceland and the meaning is (re)activate a hidden place….(Endurlífgun).