Yacht Sweet Waters

48 Ft Lello Blue Ocean Cruising Yacht

22 August 2015 | Hout Bay
05 August 2015 | Mossel Bay
03 August 2015 | Mossel Bay
27 July 2015
27 July 2015
10 July 2015
09 July 2015 | Mossel Bay
10 June 2015 | Mossel BAy
21 March 2015 | Mossel Bay
23 February 2015 | Mossel Bay
14 February 2015 | Mossel Bay
13 February 2015 | Between Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay
12 February 2015 | Opposite Tsitsikama forests
09 February 2015 | Port Elizabeth
30 January 2015 | East London
27 January 2015 | Durban
19 January 2015 | Richards Bay

East london

30 January 2015 | East London
Arrived at East London on Friday 29 Jan 2015 at 12h00

Left Durban at 05h30 on Thursday 28 Jan 2015

250 Nm @ 7, 8 knots average

Motored due to lack of wind

During the last part we experienced the same 3 m short period NEE swell we experienced going from Richards Bay to Durban. This was interlaced with an Easterly swell of same size but larger period. Sweet Waters was built to point and she outpoints most yachts. Compared to vessels of the same length she is narrower with a deeper and longer keel, so pointing at 40 degrees with just the Genoa is a common occurrence. The downside of that ability is that she is more inclined to roll when quartered. This she did in those conditions. The cats were not very impressed.

We are now berthed at the commercial charter berth in East London.

Looks like next weather window is on Friday and it will take us all the way to Mossel Bay.

What a really nice laid back place, and some of the nicest people we have met anywhere.

John who runs Inyati Charters kindly allowed us to use the berth next to him as Latimer's Landing has been condemned and the yacht club trots are too close together for us.

Harry from SAPS popped in this morning and gave us the keys to a car which we could use to get diesel and supplies from the shops. That also made it possible to go and visit the aquarium and the beachfront, all of which brought back memories to Nicki going back to when she last visited the area at age 14 with her parents and brothers. When he came back to fetch the car this evening he brought protea's and prickly bears. We promised to help him augment his abalone shell collection and Nicki gave him an autographed copy of her book Game Farming and Wildlife Management.

We have quite a few things to fine tune so the next few days will be busy. Next excursion is up the river with the yacht tender. Can't wait.

Nicki has some picks on her facebook page. Go look see.
Vessel Name: Yacht Sweet Waters
Vessel Make/Model: Lello 48
Hailing Port: Durban
Crew: Izak Labuschagne
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. [...]
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 [...]
Home Page: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/sweetwaters/
Yacht Sweet Waters's Photos - Main
Some pics of the trip from Richards Bay to Durban to East London to Port Elizabeth, past Plettenberg Bay to Mossel Bay.
19 Photos
Created 9 July 2015
Last days befor departure
4 Photos
Created 19 January 2015
21 Photos
Created 17 May 2012

Yacht Sweet Waters

Who: Izak Labuschagne
Port: Durban
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