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Sailing To St Helena – We’ve Arrived!

Today we awoke to cloud and a very grey sky, but that didn’t deter us. Spirits were high; we’d sailed very well overnight and were looking at a mid-afternoon arrival in St Helena. No surprises that the bubbles and beer... Continue Reading →

Sailing To St Helena – We’re Nearly There!

It’s Day 11…and we’re almost there. Just one more night watch to go and we hope to get to St Helena tomorrow in time for Sparkling Saturday sundowners. Our arrival has been the main topic of conversation for the last... Continue Reading →

Sailing To St Helena – Stars In Your Eyes

Sailing offshore, hundreds of miles away from land and civilisation isn’t for everyone. It’s been about four days since we last saw another vessel on the chart plotter and it doesn’t take much to realise we’re on a very small... Continue Reading →

Sailing To St Helena – Smiles & Sails

What a difference a day makes…I’m pleased to report we’ve now lost the huge swell, the seas have settled right down and the wind has all but disappeared. We’re back to a gentle rock and normal offshore life continues without... Continue Reading →

Sailing To St Helena – Swell & Stars

Over the last few days we’ve been dealing with a hefty three-metre swell behind us. So as we’re sailing, the boat gets lifted up and carried along on a large wave before we slide down behind it, hoping to get... Continue Reading →

Sailing To St Helena– It’s All Gone Wibbly Wobbly

The seas have picked up and are a little confused as we’re dealing with two swell patterns along with a steady 20-25kts of wind. So everything on board is a little wibbly wobbly. Mexican Train has been stopped in its... Continue Reading →

Sailing To St Helena – St Valentine’s Day Antics

When on an offshore passage, the first night shift is usually the hardest. You have to adjust to a new rhythm and get used to being up at all different times of night to normal. Our night shift patterns on... Continue Reading →

Sailing To St Helena – Departing Cape Town

Nev here and welcome to the first blog as we sail from Cape Town to St Helena. As with any departure on an offshore passage, no matter how much you prepare in advance, there’s always scope for not only last-minute... Continue Reading →

The Art Of Astro-Navigation

Ferg has been brushing up his skipper skills. As part of his ongoing RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualification, a requirement is to navigate a minimum of 600 nautical-miles, using the ancient art of astro-navigation. This involves ascertaining the boat’s position on... Continue Reading →

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