Archive for March, 2016

Vasco da Gama – Leg 3

Vasco da Gama - Leg 3 By Nicholas Chapman Before we left Mossel Bay we encountered some engine problems. Luckily the yacht berthed next to us allowed us to jump start our engine using their battery. We nevertheless decided to buy a spare battery given the continuous problems we seem to be having with the engine recently. This delayed our departure time from 07:30 to 10:30. We also loaded our new tender onboard. Once the engine was sorted, we finally motored out of Mossel ... Read more

Vasco da Gama – Leg 1

Vasco da Gama - Leg 1 By Daniel Skriker “It’s the set of the sails and not the gales that determines the way you go” As true as this may be, when there are no gales you cannot set your sails… This voyage has been an interesting one to say the least. On Friday, we set out from Cape Town at 17:30, two and a half hours after our expected time of departure due to engine problems. We were bound for Mossel Bay on ... Read more
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