|PAUL KINZELMANN and MARY SYNGE|
Born in Bavaria in southern Germany, Paul Kinzelmann started sailing dinghies in the local lakes when he was 10 years old. In 1968, the 25 year old businessman, sailed his motorless 32ft Fähnrich sailing yacht "TEJA", with various crew, from Travemünde in N. Germany, via South America to New York.
Thereafter, he spent a year on "S.Y. ISABELL", a 90ft Fife, which was chartering in the Caribbean and then a year on the 62ft racing yacht, "SORCERY", in the USA.
Back in Europe he took all his yachting licence exams, did deliveries for several yachts from Holland to the Mediterranean and worked as an advertising photographer.
In 1977 he started "Yacht Service Mallorca" in Palma de Mallorca and became
known as the "Service Man" for Jongert yachts.
After years of drawing plans and building the hull, his self-designed and self-built dream yacht, a 42ft sloop named "TULA", was launched in 1982.
It was also at this time that he met Mary Synge. For the 28 year old town
planner, born in Scotland, sailing was not new. She crewed Fireball dinghies in
the Thames Estuary and had spent the summer of 1979 sailing together on her
twin sister's boat, "CORALETTA", a 1916 built gaff yawl, in the Ionian Islands.
Together, Paul and Mary worked on fitting-out "TULA" and the maiden voyage in summer 1985 was from Mallorca to Turkey and back.
In June 1989, they started their long voyage around the world, which took
them as far away as New Zealand and Tasmania, and ended in June 1995 with their
return to Mallorca.
After such a life, it was not possible to live without a boat and just on the land, and so the couple spend a few months each summer on "TULA" sailing around the Balearic Islands.
And that is how "Tula´s handy charts" came to be.
Paul Kinzelmann Mary Synge
Mary Synge & Paul Kinzelmann
Cami de ses Penyes 16,
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