Category Archives: Sailing

They tell me that once the sailing bug has bitten, it’s impossible to remove.

There is nothing I like better than getting away on board my little 28 footer, setting sail and enjoying the seclusion and peace that, for me, only a quiet anchorage in a deserted cove can bring.

Weather Trivia

If you’re at all interested in sailing then I guess you have more of an interest in the weather than most. Here’s a bit of trivia that may be of interest. Wind direction around a low, in the southern hemisphere … Continue reading

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Ready to Retire

I’ve been doing some online hunting to complete my library of manuals for all the systems and gear onboard ocean Blue. Doing a quick Google, as you will, for ST2000 I stumbled across a review of this handy piece of … Continue reading

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South Westerlies

The first real chill of winter has followed this front up to the Vaal. The NW’lies preceding the front gave way to the expected, icy SW’ly at about 10h30 this morning and the mooring field turned a little bumpy as … Continue reading

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Today is “Home-Improvement” Day

All the bits and pieces are cut and glued and today is the day they will be installed. Pity about the forecast though. It looks to be bumpy on the mooring. I hope it all goes in straight! –ooOOoo– It … Continue reading

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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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Favourite memories

This remains one of my favourite weekends at anchor. Total calm, deserted anchorage, beautiful sunset, sweet little yacht. Forget all those holiday brochures advertising the good life. The good life is here and now !!

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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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Unbeatable Offer from Good Old Boat

I’ve always thought that Good Old Boat matches the South African inland sailing scene quite nicely. While the mainstream sailing media do their thing advertising super-new, super-big, super-expensive dreams the rest of us are quietly getting on with our sailing, … Continue reading

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