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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.
Our second night at sea. We heard seals call out to each other and the low pressure front coming in made for dramatic pictures.
Sean’s a friend of Dunbar and sailed with us from St. Francis to Hout Bay.
Vingilótë is designed to be sailed by just Irene and me. And, in case if emergencies, or for many situations where your other is busy, to be sailed by one. To that end all halyards, reefing line, and sheets, and topping lift are brought together at the helm station, and supplemented with three electrical winches…