Tag Archives: Ocean Cruising Club

Jacaré and Paraiba State

Just under 6nm up the Rio Paraiba from Cabedelo, the small Jacaré Village Marina offers good shelter and a haven of tranquillity as an escape from the sometimes overpowering bustle and noise that is Brazil.  Run by a Frenchman, Nicolas, … Continue reading

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The Wild Coast Passage

Changing Oceans – Durban to Simon’s Town Towards the end of November, Bob returned to Pipistrelle in Durban while Elaine stayed on for another three weeks in England.  By the time Bob arrived, Ullman Sails in Durban had made our … Continue reading

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A Morning with Discovery Yachts

Organised by John Bailey of the Ocean Cruising Club (OCC), we were part of a small group visiting the Discovery premises in Marchwood, Southampton one mid-November morning. (Southampton may be a long way from Pipistrelle in South Africa, but not so … Continue reading

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A Passage to South Africa

Nosy Bé to Durban As background to our new crew, we met Peter and Ute Laser last year in Yacht Haven, Phuket and have been in regular contact since.  German nationals living in Thailand, they offered to help crew Pipistrelle on … Continue reading

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