Category Archives: Ocean Blue

Lammert Beach

The weekend of 18 May saw 2 yachts brave the fluky, light winds and sail out into the depths of the Vaal. Destination, Rose Bay. Objective, Chill! Rose Bay proved a challenge for the anchor and so we sailed on … Continue reading

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Somewhere near Fools Pt

Going nowhere in particular, no deadline, no rush …. ! With that amount of wind I guess I could have been sailing, but then….you don’t always have to sail to enjoy the boat and the water. Sometimes it’s enough to … Continue reading

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“All boats leak”

“There’s always a defect, always a slow drip, somewhere. Every plan, every organization, every venture has a glitch. The question isn’t, “is this perfect?” The question is, “will this get me there?” Sometimes we make the mistake of ignoring the … Continue reading

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Time to move the sailing dream along …!

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days . . . as you make use of.” —Charles Richards Get out there and sail the boat. Now ! [or at least very soon] “…if we are sitting around … Continue reading

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Government Farm Bay

Government Farm Bay. I’d always taken a look at this bay on the chart, situated on the western shores of the dam, just north of the Island, and thought that it would make a good lunch stop-over. In all my … Continue reading

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De-Naming and Re-Naming

Slow but steady progress is being made. I don’t know what was used to bond the old name on the hull. It certainly took forever to get it off and my fingers are still numb and tingly 2 days later. … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

As I write this at the chart table of Ocean Blue I must admit to feeling down. Last night was supposed to be the perfect first test at anchor and what a disaster it turned out to be. The voyage … Continue reading

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Cruise to Waterhaven

There are a group of heretics [those who’ve decided to not worship at the altar of the Round the Island Race] who have decided to cruise to Waterhaven on 2/3 Feb 2013. While most Vaal sailors will end up bleeding out … Continue reading

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10da2 Ocean Blue

It’s been a week of challenges! Amongst others, my car has been kept in bondage at the dealership, first, a struggle to get the work authorised by the corporate, and then, a struggle to get the dealer to finish the … Continue reading

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Ocean Blue is back home

After some Sole sUrchin over the last couple of weeks, I’ve decided to move the new old boat, Ocean Blue, back to PNYC. While being on a walk-on at Bayshore is very convenient, there are several factors that make a … Continue reading

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