Hi Guys ,
I a new member
to your community - so a little background perhaps - I am mid 60 s and fit ,I have sailed all my life . I own a Beneteau
473 ,which I bought new at the end of 2006 , the yacht " Cape Infanta " is currently based near Corfu - Greece
. I have done all my own maintenance
over the past 8 years and have a sound mechanical background and have o/hauled a number of engines myself etc .
I am considering sailing my boat from Gibraltar
To Cape Town
approx mid August and would probably be singlehanded from the Canaries
1. Has anyone in the forum had any first hand experience of the route
2. Assuming 2 months duration,is an August start date a good time re weather
3.Any opinions on the sail options
4.Any opinions on kit -AIS -Radar- Water
5.Any experience re the attitude of the Insurance
6.Comments on anything else.
Look forward to your input