Farewell to Richards Bay

Sat 11 Jan 2020 05:58
“28.79S 32.08E”
Kim and David have arrived, and notably polished all the stainless. 
Star Charger launched without a hitch on Monday.  Unfortunately having repaired and serviced the furler, we had a number of minor issues, all now sorted. The down side was that we failed to get the sails bent on before the wind arrived. So departure has been delayed again, this time only by 12 hours.  
We should now be leaving at 14:00 hrs, local time (12:00 hrs GMT)
Zululand Yacht Club is a fabulous place to hang out, we have loved it here. The location is great and the people, locals and cruisers have been incredibly friendly and fun to be around.
The plan now is to set off down the dreaded coast! Hopefully we will make it to Port Elizabeth (500NM, about four days) on this weather window, if not East London (350NM, about three days)
Fair winds
Alasdair, Gill, Kim and David

Alasdair Maclean

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