Sunday, April 29, 2012

Rock n Roll Gallery!

See pics of the latest Rock n Roll in the Photo Gallery or here!

Antigua Classics to die for!

No matter who you are or why you came to this page, do yourself a favour, see the post on Antigua Classics on the Blog of Sheer Tenacity. Many thanks to Rod and Mary, esteemed international correspondents of the Hout Bay Yacht Club, cruising ambassadors, and respected bloggers. Brought to you live from Antigua!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Discovery reaches St Helena

Chris, Rob, Joyce and George will have just reached St Helena as I write this, on Friday morning, after a two week passage of 1510 nm(3000 kms). Haven't had confirmation yet but I expect they will have arrived during last night, and waited for first light before anchoring. I am keen to see how exactly they will anchor - there are mooring buoys in the anchorage there, but it was said they would anchor. However they have only 40m of chain, for a depth of 20m, so a lenght of rode will be needed. Probably still safer than tying onto the mooring buoys as several yachts have come adrift in recent times, with disasterous consequences.

Look out for George's and Rob's (seperate) facebook pages in the next few days - they will no doubt post a wealth of photos etc.

See it all here!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Our Committee Boat leaves for Oz, complete with the new committee!

Chris, Rob, Joyce and George
George and Joyce Wenman, the two punctual members of Discovery's crew!
Rob Browne arrived soon after this, but it seems Chris Sutton was somewhat delayed for the 9am start. Seems they got away around 15:30 in perfect (motoring) conditions. I guess they are having great sundowners as I write this . . . 

The course will take them to Brisbane eventually, via St Helena, Brazil, Panama and various Pacific Islands (tba). It will take about four months overall.

Its a good boat - having sailed it a bit myself with Chris on recent deliveries.  Its a Nose-Be 38, Lavranos Design (forerunner of the Admiral 38) - and quite comfortable and seaworthy - and this one is now all ship-shape and Bristol Fashion! It belongs to a good friend of the club - ex-member Ian Lamont - now in Brisbane. Ian was always very kind to lend it to the club as a "Committee Boat" hence the title of the note. The fact that it is going AWOL now with our Commodore (Chris), Treasurer (Rob), and Marina Officer (George) is purely coincidental (you be the judge!).

Fair winds and fine sailing to them all - no-one can say we don't have a sailing committee!