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.

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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

Settling Down

18 November 2007
John
Today (Sunday), everybody appears to gave gained their sea-legs as we all had a breakfast of bacon and eggs with Terry being the chief cook. Only Shaheda stayed away from the bacon and just had the eggs.

We also have made up our first fishing line and have it out off the starboard hull - lets see if we can have some fresh fish for dinner! We will make up a second line tomorrow and stick it off the port hull to double our chances of a catch.

Yesterday I had a chat to Dave, the skipper of another 46' Moorings catamaran, which is about 34 miles to the east of us. Shaun spoke to him this morning again and it was interesting to hear that they have not gained or lost distance from us in the last 24 hours. They are also on delivery to Tortola but will not be stopping off at St Helena - a long trip indeed for the crew!

Our batteries are a bit depleted and thus today we are running the engines to try and give them a boost and at the same time doing a bit of motor-sailing as the wind has dropped to 14 knots true. We may even hoist the spinnaker later if the wind remains constant.

Well, I have set an ETA to arrive at St Helena in the morning of Monday 26 November and an ETA to arrive in the BVI's on Saturday 22 December. These are not the dates that I wanted but due to the delays in departure, they are what we will have to aim at.

Until the next report, regards from Shaheda, Shaun, Terry and myself, John.
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Vessel Name: Ultima Life
Vessel Make/Model: Majestic 53
Hailing Port: Cape Town
Crew: John
About:
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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