Valentýn, one charismatic pub acquaintance, held together by worn-out suspenders, had an insatiable passion for the ocean.
The idea of it. Its wild expansive nature, its promise of adventure, the secrets of distant shores. Most of what matters, he said, happens out there.
Many summers ago he had made it his life’s goal to equip those brave souls who venture out with the highest quality maritime gear. His bags, sails, canvas and ropes were without rival and for 35 years he held the exclusive rights to supply the Czech Navy.
Unfortunately, living in a landlocked country, business was slow.