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  • About Stormsignal
    Vessel Make/ model
    32ft Samson C-Mist
    Vessel Name
    South Africa
    Photography, sailing, travel.
    What’s my sailing background?
    As a kid my father, who used to race sharpies in Germany when he was young, owned a 23ft Buccaneer on the Vaal Dam in partnership with a Norwegian which we sailed and raced actively.
    My father also bought a tired looking wooden Cygnet dinghy sailor which I sanded and restored to an all varnish beauty on which I spent many hours sailing and dreaming of bigger things.
    While at university in Cape Town I was active as crew on a racing 33ft Petersen based at RCYC and became notorious for causing an embarrassing loss of the season cup when I lost the spinnaker over the side as we were leading the final race of the season one year.
    Years later a Baltic 42 that I looked after as a live aboard in St Maarten for her owner came into my life and I dreamt the same dreams of “real” voyaging as I sailed her between islands (with permission) but it did not come to pass.
    In 2000 I bought my first boat a 25ft Jeanneau Eolia which we kept on the Vaal dam (a large inland dam in South Africa) until I sold her to help with the purchase of Thaba Manzi Ranch and fulfilment of my ranching dream.
    I currently have a 25ft Rebell Seaskip MkII also at the Vaal Dam.
    So not much in terms of what trans ocean sailors call “real sailing”.
    That said I have now also purchased a 32ft Samson C-Mist, a very well built ferro boat that I am converting to a Junk Rig sloop.
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