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Old 29-05-2024, 06:43   #1
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I wish Seychelles was my home but we live near Cape Town that is also nice though the water is half Seychelles’ 28 Celsius.

We are couple of friends that co-own a 2014 Leopard 51 PowerCat. We all like sailing too, but reality is in Seychelles nice weather there is no wind. We see maybe 1 out of 10 charters there under sail. In Seychelles bad weather, you don’t want to be sailing for fun either.

Other than Seychelles, boating experience is a bit of time Friday Harbor, some Croatia and then mainly off the South African coast. I look in envy at members here that predominantly live onboard. One day, when sold business, maybe we’ll charter a sail boat prob Med to keep family happy. They are not into weeks long crossings, the 150 nautical mile jumps we sometimes do at Seychelles is basically the limit of avoiding a mutiny. Seychelles is very fortunate to not have hurricane type weather, but with mix of 50m shelf and 3000m drop-offs around equator it can turn unpleasant quickly.

Onboard, it being tropics, time is mostly snorkel & scuba and a lot of fishing. If you can’t catch big fish in Seychelles, you forgot to put a hook on the lure. The Leopard is a nice platform for four couples and has excellent space flybridge, rear, forward and excellent air flow. Robertson & Caine did good job on design.

Being tropics, long distance yacht management is a challenge. There are many yachts there but finding people that will do what is needed right the first time is near impossible. So most trips involve a lot of DIY.

If any members are thinking of a holiday out Seychelles side, feel free to ask for assistance.
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