Category Archives: Sailboat Cruising

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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 day has finally arrived…!

It’s here, finally available in Africa. OK. Not quite. You can’t buy a printed copy off the news stand shelf, but at least Good Old Boat have now made their current editions available for download. Check it out. It’s a … 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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Recommended Reading !!

A good read, especially if you have held the belief that you have to have deep pockets to own and sail a small yacht. This book is full of useful ideas to make your yachting budget stretch that little bit … Continue reading

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Learning Curves

Now that a new old boat has arrived in my life I’m finding myself on a serious learning curve. It’s not because it’s a bigger boat [while that does require some adjustment to approach and technique in the confines of … Continue reading

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