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Old 03-09-2019, 17:16   #16
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Dunno about that.. Did Perth to E Tassie solo on a 30ftr a few years back and if you plan your hops/ports and keep an eye on the systems its no big deal.
But then it could be down to my famous Luck.
But your one of those real sailors, I just move boats around cause I have to get somewhere, if it's cold and possibly rough I try not to go, must be coconut trees is the rule
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Re: Durban to Perth under sail

The first thing is THE SEASON.


You want to sail in the 'right' season. Mind the bad storms South in the Southern winter. Mind Indian hurricanes that pass the area as post tropical storms otherwise.


Winter you are passing the ocean at lower latitudes. Summer you can sail in higher latitudes.


If you sail summer to far N, it will be a very very slow passage. As you will get way to close to the High (-s) (which normally are two at a time). You need those lows to propel you forward. Just you do not want all the brute force of a nasty one.



Mind this is a long and difficult passage, taking relevant skills, boat and preparations. Southern Indian has broken many a sailor. It is NOT an easy stroll, at any time of the year.


One of my dreams, to sail from RSA to AUS too. Good luck.


I would be interested in following your preparations and voyage, if you have a blog or any other stuff like that.



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But your one of those real sailors, I just move boats around cause I have to get somewhere, if it's cold and possibly rough I try not to go, must be coconut trees is the rule
Not a lot different to me then.. I move boats around coz I have to as well.. and I dont like the cold either.
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Re: Durban to Perth under sail

Not Durban. Knysna is the better take off spot.


Let me be somewhat raw: have you crossed any ocean before? Just asking, do not answer if I am one question too far.


Personally, I would not do this as my first crossing.



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Locals suggested sailing from Mosambique towards Zanzibar. To be more exact to the beach Nungwi, which is the best one there. When I got there with my colleagues I was impressed by the beauty of local landscape (exotic African gardens, brilliant white sand, and beautiful panoramic view. I had been in Kenya and Mosambique before but Zanzibar stands out in the crowd! You should make sure for yourself )) 1 more advice - book an apartment in RIU PALACE ZANZIBAR. It's a great and affordable hotel (about 350$ per two persons a day). Guys in Altezza https://en.altezza.travel/ recommended it. It was great! Really great! If anyone plans to sail there feel free to ask me any questions either here or you can approach me at centix@gmail.com
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No man, you can't go back to that place. South Africa is such a lekker place! Just look at the RWC Japan!

Rather sail Madagascar Mauritius Seychelles Madagascar coast and Moz coast. That will keep you busy for a while..
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