The Delivery Guy

John delivers new catamarans mostly from Cape Town, South Africa, to various destinations around the world - follow his next trip from London, United Kingdom to Fort Lauderdale, USA.

11 December 2012 | North Atlantic
08 December 2012 | North Atlantic
01 December 2012 | North Atlantic
23 November 2012 | North Atlantic
14 November 2012 | North Atlantic
05 November 2012 | North Atlantic
03 November 2012 | North Atlantic
29 October 2012 | North Atlantic
26 October 2012 | North Atlantic
23 October 2012 | Sines, Portugal
06 October 2012 | Brighton, UK
26 September 2012 | London
13 September 2012 | Cape Town
21 August 2012 | Indian Ocean
15 August 2012 | Indian Ocean
07 August 2012 | Nosi Be, Madagascar
29 July 2012 | Mozambique Chanel
27 July 2012 | Richards Bay, South Africa
05 June 2012 | St George's Harbour, Bermuda
28 May 2012 | North Atlantic

Drought Broken!

20 November 2007
Yesterday afternoon the "fish drought" was broken with both Terry and Shaun landing two great Yellow-fin Tuna (pictured above). They were about 35 kg each and our freezer, fridge and stomachs are full. Today a portion of the fish go into a pickle, which should be ready to eat in a few days time.

Yesterday afternoon at 16:00 Zulu Shaun and I gave a call on 14 237.5 KHz and spent about an hour chatting to Ham stations back in Cape Town as well as other parts of South Africa and even Germany, Italy and the UK. It was great to hear the news from back home and we will be up on the same frequency each afternoon at the same time. Special QSL cards will be printed and in the post in the New Year.

We also had sight and a chat to the other Moorings 46 yesterday afternoon. They were a few miles off our starboard quarter and appeared to be making some good mileage - not that we have not been doing well.

Each day I chat to Alistair (ZS5MU) on the South African Maritime Mobile Net and give our position and receive the latest weather updates. My thanks to him for his efforts over so many years, keeping us fellows on the oceans updated with the weather. Yesterday evening, as propagation was very good, I called in to Jack (AA3GZ) on his net and received the sad new that Gerhard (ON6BG) in Belguim had lost his wife to cancer. My condolences to him and his family. Gerhard has been assisting Jack with the Maritime Mobile Net in the North Atlantic for a number of years and has assisted with weather updates on my voyages over the years.

Well, on that sad note I bid you well until the next report. Regards from all aboard.
Vessel Name: Ultima Life
Vessel Make/Model: Majestic 53
Hailing Port: Cape Town
Crew: John
John Titterton has sailed over 350 000 nm in the years he has been delivering sailing vessels. He has sailed the Mediterranean Sea, South and North Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Pacific with a bit of the Indian Ocean thrown in for luck! This blog follows his deliveries as they occur. [...]
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