Greetings from South Africa
My name is Carel and Im a 52 year old sailing nut - started out with a Hobie , moved on to a Holiday 23 and now the owner of a Baltic
42 called Cool Runnings .
Also acquired a Theta 26 on the cheap
for some inland sailing when the sea is too far .
Based in Pretoria and my beloved Baltic
is at the RCYC in Capetown .
So beginning of the year we made the plunge and decided its time to cross an ocean - so competed in the 2014 Cape to Rio race
. completed it in 26 days - what a life changing experience - sitting on a boat with the spinnaker
up doing 8 knots - 2000 Nm form Capetown, 1000 Nm from any where else and seeing no one else just the blue ocean --
So in prep for our next adventure - the St Helena Race
at the end of the year - Yes its like doing a marathon and then do a half marathon I know - but that is how life happens .
In doing my trusty Perkins
4108 over I stumbled onto this forum - so looking forward to some good sailing bantering