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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.
Arrived in Seychelles
Deon Erwin ZS1ZL
12/06/2009, Port Victoria, Mahe Island

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.

Final Leg Sixth Day
Deon Erwin ZS1ZL
12/06/2009

12.06.2009 at 12:00
04d 53m E 055d 44m S
Course 325d True

About 20 nm from Port Victoria or about 3 hours to the finish line.
All well on board.

Regards
John and Crew

Final Leg Fifth Day
Deon Erwin ZS1ZL
11/06/2009

11.06.2009 at 12:00
07d 14m S 057d 30m E
Course True North
Speed over ground 8.0 knots
11.06.2009 at 24:00
06d 02m S 056d 41m E
Course 325 True
Speed over ground 7.6 knots

200 nm to Mahe Island.
All well on board.

Regards
John and Crew

Final Leg Fourth Day
Deon Erwin ZS1ZL
10/06/2009

10.06.2009 at 12:00
10d 12m S 057d 27m E
Course 011d True
Speed over ground 7.7 knots
10.06.2009 at 24:00
08d 48m S 057d 29m E
Course 008d True
Speed over ground 7.2 knots

12nm to waypoint S2 then COG due North for 180nm to waypoint S3.
All well on board.

Regards
John and Crew

Final Leg Third Day
Deon Erwin ZS1ZL
09/06/2009

Position report:
09.06.2009 at 12:00
12d 59m S 056d 53m E
Course 011d True
Speed over ground 5.3 knots
09.06.2009 24:00
11d 35m S 057d 11m E
Course 011d True
Speed over ground 7.2 knots

The delivery names of the two catamarans sailing in convoy are:
Leopard 46' = Moorings A1095 skippered by John Titterton
Leopard 40' = Moorings 40128 skippered by Miles Webb

Have slowed to let M40128 get ahead.
Full sail tonight.
All well on board.

Regards
John and Crew

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