13 February 2015 | Between Plettenberg Bay and Mossel Bay
South West wind 12 - 16 knots Swell moderate for the coastline +/- 3 m with short period
Pointing under 40 degrees to the wind, heeled over close to 40 degrees and doing 5,5 - 6 knots in 12 - 15 knot winds. Pointing at 45 degrees had us doing up to 7,5 knots. We needed to pinch in order to time it right and be properly positioned.
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.