Arrived in Seychelles
12 June 2009 | Port Victoria, Mahe Island
Deon Erwin ZS1ZL
The two catamarans arrived safely at Mahe Island, Seychelles.
Moorings A1095 skippered by John Titterton and his crew and Moorings 40128 skippered by Miles Webb and his crew arrived around midday in Port Victoria on 12.06.2009.
John telephoned Deon in Cape Town at 13:10Z and reported that they arrived safely and that everyone is well. They will stay in Port Victoria for a week and arrive in Cape Town on Friday 19.06.2009.
I wish to thank the following persons for their time and effort:
Richard Donaldson-Alves who liaised with the Coalition Navy on the sailors' safety, reported the daily positions to the Navy and obtained position specific weather reports for the predicted positions of the two boats.
Alistair Campbell ZS5MU, his wife Davina and Graham Griggs ZS2ABK of the SA Maritime Mobile Net who were ready every day to receive HF radio traffic from John.
Paul Allen ZS1PJA who made the initial satellite phone contact with John to establish a reliable communications link with the two boats, following the loss of onboard email facilities.
Thank you for sailing with John and his crew.