Archive For November 30, 2019
We were in the harbor of Hout Bay, where Jonathan knows everybody it seems. One of his friends, a professional fisherman, wandered off with him and came back with an enormous chunk of tuna that had been a fully functional tuna one, two hours earlier.
Jonathan is one of the founders of Nexus Yachts, a former world championship surfer, and serious offshore sailor. He oversees all the work of building Balance Catamarans at the St. Francis factory. He’s a wizard with composite construction. His experience in building worldchampionship-winning surfboards let him work with Anton duToit the designer to create the…
Vingilótë’s first trip is complete. 354 nm in 42 hours. We slowed down the last four hours or so to get to the Hout Bay Marina in daylight, so we figure we could have made it in 39 hours.
We can see the entrance to Hout Bay and can just see the lights of our destination. We managed to outrun the low pressure front.