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How to change a boat’s name….

Feb 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

According to legend, there are certain rituals and procedures to be followed when changing the name of a ship or a yacht, and failure to do this correctly would lead to bad luck! However, if done correctly, and with respect for the old name, this can be avoided! Click the link below for an insight into the ceremony: I have decided not to …

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Some thoughts on “big weather”…..

Feb 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

The South African Coast has experienced some pretty intense weather during the early days of October. Durban was hit by the exceptionally strong winds and torrential rain associated with a coastal “cut-off low”. Earlier in the same week, the Cape Peninsula was blasted by a North Westerly winter gale.  A sailor who decided to put to sea from Durban, aware of the impending weather, …

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