Brave or Stupid

How does a middle-aged, seasick electrician with no money end up sailing around the world?

Dreams have a logic all their own. Some start with a flash of insight or a moment of recklessness. This one started with a handshake. When Yanne’s best friend Carl suggested they sail around the world together, Yanne blamed the wine.

Yet, the idea stuck and twenty-four hours later, the two had an iron-clad agreement; a handshake. The little details –buying a boat, learning to sail and saving up money – took five years, but in 2002, the two men left Helsingborg, Sweden on a three year voyage that would change them forever. Storms, tropical deceases, drama, love and comedy – their story is an adventure like no other.

Brave or Stupid is the best book for anyone who has ever gone beyond what is sensible and realistic to discover a whole new world outside and a whole new person inside.

A best selling book for anyone who still believes in the power of dreams. And handshakes…


Book Reviews

  • The descriptions are as colourful as they are irreverent and the net effect is a book i just couldn´t put down.

    Tom Cunliffe
  • an amazing story about a journey around the world filled with bravery, inspiration, going after your dreams, and living life to the fullest.

    Faridah Nassozi for Readers’ Favorite
  •  The book is inspirational, entertaining and, above all, shows how determination and hard work leads to success. And, that you can have fun while doing it! I decided to give a copy to every member of the Ecophon management team.

    Gert-Jan van Doormalen, President, Saint-Gobain Ecophon AB




5 Star




Meet Yanne in France

These days you will find Yanne at the beautiful Bed and Breakfast place, Rue Galilee, with a top notch restaurant in Marseillan, south of France. Check out Rue Galilee and come talk some circumnavigation sailing in person.

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