When we write the history book of how electric sailing began, Dan and Kika from Sailing Uma definitely will have a chapter. For years, they have been sailing around the world with an electric sailboat and sharing their story with the world. They have helped us all learn that electric sailing is possible, even for a young couple who didn’t know how to sail when they started their journey.
Hundreds of thousands of us around the world watch their videos. But what’s it like behind the scenes sailing with Dan and Kika? This blog post reflects my experience sailing with them for five days in December 2020 when I met up with them in Croatia to test sail hull #1 of Salona’s new S460 with twin Oceanvolt electric motors.