Name: Rudolf Neumann Nickname: Lofoten-RUDI Born: 27.12.1934 in Braunsberg / East Prussia Grew up in Hamburg from the age of 13 Married, two sons Jobs: Turner, Radio operator, Captain Naval officer ret. (Lieutenantcommander), Sailing Instructor A - C. Naval officer until 1988; Until age 65 sailing instructor and base manager for the German High Seas Sports Federation Hansa. (DHH). From the age of 65, Independ-ent Skipper.
Qualifications: Journeyman's papers, Sailor's papers, AKü., Officer's Licence, SHS + C-certificate SBS-Sea, Intructor licenses A-C. All radio qualifications, including CW, u. GMDSS.
Operated in sea areas under Sail: German rivers, Baltic Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Black Sea, Norwegian Sea, North Atlantic, Caribbean, Pacific. Total miles under sail: 260,000 NM. ; During the naval period several trips on different cargo ships.