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DAY 6: 155nm, 24/2/15 Seas: 2.5m Wind: SE 15/25knots Winged out and maintaining rhumb line. Seas abated enough that we don’t get broached, although a surprise 32knot gust at 1.00am gybed the main and had all hands on deck to … Continue reading

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ETA: Saturday 28th February Distance to go: 560nm Position: 20*55S 002*34E Crew: Settled and happily counting down the hours ~~~~~~~~~~~~~ DAY 3: 148nm, 21/2/15 Seas: 3m Wind: SE 20/30knots Cloudy but no rain. It’s getting discernibly warmer as we move … Continue reading

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DAY 1 – 165nm Seas: 1-2m Wind: SE 15/25 up to 30knots We left Luderitz at 8am on Thursday 19th February. Conditions good – 15-20knots from sou’east. The grib shows developing conditions over the next four days but our plan … Continue reading

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Lüderitz is a small township of Namibia located at the edge of the dry Namib desert and cold Atlantic Ocean. Blue Heeler sailed well up the coast from Cape Town – in fact it was one of the more pleasant … Continue reading

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The sail south from Simon’s Town, around the Cape of Good Hope then north to the Royal Cape Yacht Club (RCYC) in Cape Town was around 55nm. Magnificent coastline views of Table Mountain and the cape (see banner above). With … Continue reading

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