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

LAST CHANCE STOP

15 January 2012 | Off the southern coast of Africa
david
With barely 200 miles to go before rounding the lowest point of the African continent, Cape Agulhas, the winds have come up. They force me to face a rather difficult decision. Do I go on and risk what seems some highish winds at the cape or do I take my last chance and head NW about 80 miles to a place called Mossel Bay and once again...wait. The weather forecasts call for moderate winds ahead. But are they right? At the moment they are calling for 15-20 knots which is doable. But its not far wrong on their part if it was to become 30 knots! And that reaches the risky threshold for the rounding. I have conferred with some boats on this same leg/weather window and all are rather comfortable with pushing on. In fact, Im the only one asking the question. We will have one more NET in approximately 30 minutes - we will all listen anxiously for the latest weather forecast - then, we/I have to decide. Stop or go on. Once I go past Mossel Bay, there,s no turning back.
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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