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

Port Elizabeth to Mossel Bay

14 February 2015 | Mossel Bay
Arrived in Mossel Bay at 04h00 on Saturday 14 Feb 2015.

Our engine blew a head gasket as we passed Plettenberg Bay about 10 minutes after it turned Friday the 13th. Mmmm. Well, better to sort that problem out while still in SA and with the Perkins agents in Cape Town.

So, we had to sail as opposed to motor sail into the wind (to save some time) to Mossel Bay and that took time as the wind was against us. We had to tack back and forth to make headway which of course added many miles to the journey.

After sailing through a thunderstorm we were also completely becalmed for hours rolling around in the still angry sea.

We sailed to the habour mouth where we met with NSRI Rescue 15 who then towed us into Mossel Bay so that we did not have to try and get in against the wind. Thanks guys. Sorry to have had to get you up so early, but the wind has no care about the sleeping times of humans. Better get towed in than try and tack through the harbour entrance. Port Control would not have been amused and with a 20 ton yacht and a tired crew taking their sweet time to work their way to their mooring.

Sassy and Soleil are fine but we had to say a deeply sad goodbye to Bosun. She was diagnosed with terminal diabetes in Port Elizabeth and had to be put to sleep. She is very deeply missed by us all.

Well, we will get some rest and then tackle the engine, see our friends and get on to Simon's Town en route to Cape Town next.
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
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Created 19 January 2015
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Created 17 May 2012

Yacht Sweet Waters

Who: Izak Labuschagne
Port: Durban
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