A busy week before departure

Just when the intrepid skipper thinks he has a handle on the maintenance, something else rears its ugly head. Like the nasty gunk in the bimini that took way longer than anticipated to remove. Throw in a long trip to Cape Town to pick up the dinghy engine and onto Swellendam for the dinghy, and…

Comfy seating

So much is being done to prepare Time Out for our first trip but time was made to install comfy seating using the dinghy davit. Skipper Steve was brave enough to give it the first try. Luckily it held!

Maintenance continues…

Time Out will be in top condition by the time we head out on our first real passage in two weeks. Water pump replaced, engines serviced, hatches resealed, a leak in the calorifier fixed…and the list goes on. And the couch in the salon now converts into a bed!  

A great loss to so many

Time Out mourns the death of our mentor and great friend Hans Moller.┬áThe reason l am here sailing on my boat is this man who gave me the sailing bug and taught me all l know of boats. Our dream of sailing the Cape to Rio race lies shattered on the floor. When a man…

Returning to Langebaan

After a longer than expected stay on dry land, it was time to head back to Club Mykonos using the brand new chartplotter!

The quest for Yachtmaster certification

A lot of hard work, firing up of unused brain cells, new friends and a little time to relax   Meanwhile, on the other side of the planet in Seattle, ASA qualifications…