Richards Bay to Durban 24 January 2015
Departed 06h00 arrived 18h00 94 miles in 12 hrs. Average 7,8 knots. The new Bollejan Genoa performed like a star.
3,2 meter NEE swells with a wicked 4 second period rolled us a bit. Occasional doubled up 3 meter easterly swell also kept us on our toes.
Welcomed into Durban by a school of some 60 common dolphins.
Izak (Skip). Been Sailing 40 years, charter captain for over 22 years of that. Done all sorts of stuff in between (www.izak.co.za). Like all yachties, a jack of all trades having done refits on Sweet Waters and even converted Navy patrol vessels. [...]
His wife Nicki is a conservationist, editor of conservation magazine and game management handbook, light aircraft Pilot, open water scuba diver, Official Whale Watching Guide, Karate black belt and has over 30,000 Nm of charter and coastal cruising experience.
Route plan: -
Richards Bay to Cape Town via East London & Mossel Bay, then to St Helena Island in the middle of the Atlantic, then to Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, Panama, Pacific
Go check our progress on the map below.
For now, we are in Cape Town, pursuing work opportunities to [...]
pay off debt from the engine replacement and build up a kitty for cruising.