MangoandMe

14 December 2012
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
30 June 2012 | ASCENSION ISLAND
04 June 2012
28 May 2012 | St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
28 May 2012 | St Helena, South Atlantic Ocean
25 May 2012 | Riviera Beach, Florida
23 May 2012 | Riviera Marina, Riviera Beach FL
23 May 2012 | Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
19 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
18 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
17 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
16 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
15 May 2012 | En route to Riviera Beach, Florida
14 May 2012 | En route to Florida
13 May 2012 | Destination:Riviera Beach Marina, Riviera Beach, Florida
12 May 2012 | Destination:Florida
11 May 2012 | On the way to the Caribbean

WEATHER WINDOW TO CAPE AGULHAS

13 January 2012 | Port Elizabeth, South Africa
david
As the day progressed it became increasingly clear that a 'weather window' had opened up. The question still remains how long will that window remain open - the general consensus being 2-3 days or more. So, starting tomorrow after mid-day when the wind is supposed to back into the E or NE, I will leave the rickety docks here at Port Elizabeth for points west. If the window remains open, it will be on this leg that I will round the southern most tip of Africa at a place called Cape Agulhas. This is the point BEFORE the famous Cape of Good Hope and will require as much, if not more, respect than its famous brother. And at that point, Cape Agulhas, the two great oceans, Indian and Atlantic meet and I will cross once again into the Atlantic ocean.

My goal is to make it round Cape Agulhas and pull into a place called False Bay and an anchorage off the small town of Simonstown, just short of Cape Town. However, if I am cut short I will anchor in a place called Mossel Bay, about 175 miles from here.

The considerations for this next leg are different but no less daunting than the leg just completed from Richards Bay. There is no current consideration as the famous Agulhas current leaves the shoreline here at Port Elizabeth and goes out to sea - no catastrophic waves caused by current against wind. However, we will be closer to the southern ocean than ever before and within a stones throw of that famous "Cape of Storms" with its treacherous reputation....and its all barely 300 miles ahead.
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Vessel Name: Shearwater
Vessel Make/Model: CONSER 47 Racer/Cruiser Catamaran
Hailing Port: West Palm Beach Florida
Crew: MANGO AND ME
About:
Mango is a smart, funny, sensitive and totally unique wheaton/sheepdog. . He is my partner on this patently undoglike voyage but remains cheerful about the whole affair. [...]
Extra: Shearwater is a 47 foot, very sleek and light catamaran. She is part of a fleet of 11 that were built - its a sister ship of Shearwater that holds the unofficial speed record. 31 knots! Of the this fleet, only one has flipped...so we are on the side of good odds!
Shearwater's Photos - Main
Lesley, Kelly, John, Karol and David successfully transit the canal....a few misc shots
27 Photos
Created 13 March 2010
2 Photos
Created 12 June 2009

Who: MANGO AND ME
Port: West Palm Beach Florida