Fundi Sailing

Global Yacht Deliveries: Available for delivering all kinds of motor and sail boats worldwide. Come sail away with me to explore new horizons from Cape Town to Belize in Central America - A journey of 8500Miles!

31 December 2010 | Caribbean Sea
24 December 2010 | Caribbean Sea
20 December 2010 | Royal Jamaican Yacht Club
16 December 2010 | Caribbean Sea
09 December 2010 | St Vincent
08 December 2010 | St Vincent
05 December 2010 | North Atlantic Ocean
28 November 2010 | Atlantic Ocean
24 November 2010 | Atlantic Ocean
22 November 2010 | Brazil, South America
17 November 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
15 November 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
14 November 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
13 November 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
08 November 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
06 November 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
03 November 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
01 November 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
30 October 2010 | South Atlantic Ocean
23 October 2010 | Cape Town, South Africa

Jamaican Rum

16 December 2010 | Caribbean Sea
Bath Time for Chris

Monday 13th December 2010
The sail from St Vincent to Jamaica was pleasant and quick as we covered the distance in a week. We weren't planning on stopping in Jamaica but having 'murphy' on board we had to, as on Thursday evening we were hit by a storm which for some reason caused our gas solenoid valve to cease operating. This meant that no hot food or any food for that matter could be had.

Now no hot or cold food and crew don't go together so we hardened up the sails and turned north for Kingston in Jamaica to complete temporary repairs to the gas valve as it could not be done without special fittings.

Whilst in Jamaica a certain crew member found out that there was a inexpensive flight from there to Belize and asked if he could be relieved of his duties and arranged a rendezvous with his brother and friends. So, with only approximately 700nm to go, he flew the last leg of our journey to spend some time on his own Leopard 46. Chris joined me as crew to get hands on experience of 'learning the ropes' and keenly participated in all aspects of sailing during our voyage. He is now ready to practice his new found skills on his own yacht. How sad we were to see him go...

Whilst moored at the Royal Jamaican Yacht Club I bumped into another Saffer, Dave Noble, who was interested in going scuba diving. As we were short a crew member, Dave said he would be delighted to join us and sail to Belize so hence he is aboard and enjoying the trip so far.

Kyle, Chris and Vince

How to make a TRUE Jamaican Rum Punch...
When it comes to rum punch, there are many imitations, but no equal to the original Jamaican rum punch. This punch packs a wallop and is a history lesson in a glass!


Pirates and sailors, who were no stranger to the Caribbean, are said to have created this unique melding of East Indian and West Indian culture. The word "punch" is said to originate with the Hindi word "panch", which means "five". An easy way to remember the proper proportions for a rum punch is this poem: One of sour / Two of sweet / Three of strong / and Four of weak.

In a large punch bowl, combine:
3/4 a bottle of Appleton Dark Jamaican Rum
1/2 bottle of Wray & Nephew White Jamaican Rum
1/2 bottle of strawberry syrup or 3/4 bottle of grenadine
1/2 can of pineapple juice
Fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice to taste
Water & Ice to taste

Try cutting up tropical fruit to float in your bowl. You can cut the fruit to garnish glasses, or use the classic umbrella or palm tree cocktail glass accents. For those who are very bold and/or seeking a truly authentic punch, add a handful of pimento seeds!

The whole point of rum punch is that it is incredibly strong, but the tastes are masked by the balancing of the drink elements. If you drink it like virgin punch, there will be consequences. Be sure and warn your guests that the punch is potent!

Vince and crew
Vessel Name: Delivery Skipper
Vessel Make/Model: 140ft Monohull
Hailing Port: Cape Town, South Africa
About: My carefully chosen experienced crew are keen fishermen wanting to explore new oceans and catch a variety of fish species and have good clean fun...
I deliver motor yachts, sailing yachts, catamarans, commercial, sport fishing yachts, and power boats, offshore, coastal and worldwide. I am a full service yacht delivery captain. I have a extensive knowledge of the boating industry having sailed and worked on yachts and boats all over the [...]

Vince Fundaro (Fundi) +27 (79) 9296033

Port: Cape Town, South Africa
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