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The world is our oyster...
Name: Knysna 480 Yacht Jangles.
Jangles left Cape town on the 1st January at 13H30 "the world is our oyster.......!...there are great things out in the world, do not wait for them to come to you; go out and find them.........moments matters....Yacht Jangles left Cape-Town on the __________ (Atlantic crossing) and is on-route to Australia via Panama canal- click here to follow their daily progress and stories & sailing experience......Go Jangles!
Catatude. "Explore exciting new worlds....."
Sailing with Catatude - Knysna 440 - Kevin and Laura Katzke
Our Vessel is a Knysna 440 build and launched in December 2008, hull number 63 and register in January 2009 she has a length of 44feet (13.45meters), has a beam of 23.7 feet (7.20 meters), she displaces 7,500Kg empty.
Her construction is GRP vacuum bagged foam sandwich.
Her sail power consists of a 75 square metre main sail, a 50 square metre Genoa plus a very large 3rd headsail called a schreacher on a roller furler, this huge piece of cloth (110 square metre) is used in light airs or when sailing downwind as a spinnaker, she also has a tiny storm jib on its own inner forestay
She also has 2x 29 hp Volvo diesel motors for propulsion.
She has a water capacity of 400 litres and a fuel capacity of 400 litres.
“Flamingo” - Atlantic Crossing from Cape-Town to Grenada, Caribbean.Written by Tim and Susan Mahoney
We launched the boat on Feb.2nd, rigged it on the 3rd and sailed out through the notorious Knysna Heads that afternoon for a test sail. We were very pleased with the performance and ease of handling. We then returned to the marina and began the final fitting out. We were living aboard but moved off the boat during the day while the factory crew was working. We were able to test the heads and galley equipment and deal with some minor issues such as water pumps, bilge pumps, generator etc. It was good to have that time to use and test everything.
We sailed to Cape Town and were able to test the rig and steering and the electronics. It was an exciting sail; about 350 miles and we did have some issues that we fixed in Cape Town before departing on our crossing to the Caribbean on March 13th.
We had strong winds and big seas the first four and a half days. Fortunately, they were blowing us toward our destination, St. Helena. The winds were steady in the 25 to 35 knot range and we sailed conservatively with just the genoa which is 580 sq.ft. We made 920 miles in that time with the sail partially furled at times. Our top speed was 19.6 knots down the face of a big wave. The boat was dry and rose to the following seas like you were riding in a high speed elevator.
WEST COAST CRUISE PART 2 – APRIL 2010
WEST COAST CRUISE
It had long been a thought to take off with a bunch of friends and explore the cruising possibilities of the Western Cape. A couple of phone-calls is all it took to arrange the crew &, after organizing a mooring at Club Mykonos, the wait for a good weather window commenced.
As luck would have it, just such a gap made itself available on Tuesday, 5th April, just before Easter weekend. Gulliver, our Knysna 440 catamaran, which we bought as a hull, deck & bulkheads & completed in 2006, was fully prepared & we took off around 16h00 on an almost windless afternoon, through the Knysna Heads, on our way to Cape Town.
A few hours out, the predicted Easterly started to fill in and we had the ‘chute up to take advantage of a 15 knot following wind.
The crew, consisting of Franz Sprung and his son Frank, Allan Mudamaa and myself, quickly settled in to a two hour watch system and the miles clocked by.
Join Seaflair and owners Grant and Lola Siebert (Knysna440 catamaran) on their voyage www.sailblogs.com
Go to www.indianoceancharters.com and meet owner Michiel Vijverberg and his crew sailing the beautiful Maldives!
The adventure begins! Meet Tim and Suzan Mahoney from yacht Flamingo (Knysna480 catamaran) on www.sailblogs.com