S/V Kaya

Sailing blog of Tobi & Sha-Mayn

Formenterra, Balearic Islands, Spain


I'm a Software Engineer and worked for Google on Google Maps and Research. I started my own company called Curiator, a platform to collect fine art online, which was acquired by MCH Group Switzerland in 2016. You can read more about my work on LinkedIn.

I am Dutch, grew up in Switzerland, and moved to New York in 2006 which I now call home.

My posts

Corsica Part 2

In July 2019 we face more challenging weather but still manage to get a nice week of sailing around the Tuscan islands of Capraia and Elba.

Corsica Part 1

We arrive in Corsica in June 2019, which has been a target destination for months.


Twiggy's new life on board S/V Kaya.

Tail of the First Fish: From the Algarve to Gibraltar

Catching our first fish sailing along the coast at Cabo de São Vicente.

Getting Ship Shape

Our first months on board S/V Kaya in La Rochelle on the west coast of France.

My recipes

Warm bean salad

Warm butter bean salad with smoky roasted peppers.

Lentil Soup

Our goto lentil soup recipe that never disappoints.

Pumpkin Soup

A boat classic that never gets old and is easy to make. It's healthy, super creamy, and keeps you cozy.