Hi there all,
I stumbled across this site while searching for windvane
advice and have been blown away with the wealth of info shared here. Hoping this will be the beginning of a beautiful relationship
As a quick intro, my name is Louise and I'm still pretty new to the world of sailing (two years, to be exact). More accustomed to chase lizards or be chased by rhinos while roughing it out in the bush (such is the life of a biologist), I was nevertheless quickly hooked on the sailing lifestyle which gives us such amazing opportunities to harness nature, respect her, and go out to explore her treasures around the world.
I've since met my better half, Nigel, whose skill as sailing instructor has taught me much about the finer art of trimming sails
and choosing the correct curse when tackling stubborn fuel
pumps. Nige has been in the game
quite a bit longer, having skippered catamarans for a while. We're engaged now and on the brink of leaving South Africa
for our first circumnavigation
in Hoplite, a feisty little Muira.
Sailing from Durban down the South African east coast
has been great practical experience, including a good blow of 50 knots. We're aiming to do our Atlantic crossing
early next year, and can hopefully spend a bit of time in Brazil
before heading to the Caribbean
That's it for now - would greatly appreciate it if anyone can point my nose towards a good source of yachting info for the northern Brazilian coastline.
Keep the wine flowing and the beers cold!
Louise and Nigel