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Old 12-09-2016, 00:41   #1
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Seychelles to Richardsbay

I would like to know best time of the year to sail this route and what places is worth while to visit along the way.

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Old 17-09-2016, 13:16   #2
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Re: Seychelles to Richardsbay

Namdes, cyclone season in the SW Indian Ocean is roughly between 15 November to 15 May. So, be in Richards Bay by 15 November. The only stop I would make is Nosy Be in Madagascar and then all the way to RB. It is normally good winds to Nosy Be and then quite a bit of motoring down to RB - there is a good current to assist you. Make sure you have a number of 25 litre fuel drums to be able to ferry fuel from the garage in Hellville down to the harbour and then dinghy to your boat - you also would need a couple of drums for potable water. Hellville is an interesting place but you do not want to linger there too long. I have stopped once in Inhambane (Moz) to take shelter from a southerly storm, but it is quite a tricky entrance over the bar and into the estuary.

Just a question. What flag will you be sailing under? If you want to chat about the trip, I have sent you a PM with my contact details. John.
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Old 17-09-2016, 22:52   #3
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Re: Seychelles to Richardsbay

Hi
I agree with the above post in terms of the months but I would definetly hop down the Madagscar coast too at least the barren islands before heading across to Richards bay . Some fantastic sailing and some interesting little islands .
The trip from Seychelles to Madagscar is not that easy , often hard on the wind with a few squalls , usually strong current and winds at the northern tip of Madagscar , usually free off a bit and try and make Ill De Gloriuse and then aim for Nose Be.
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Old 17-09-2016, 23:23   #4
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Re: Seychelles to Richardsbay

Thank you John and windmagic helps me a lot will pm you John tks again.

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