Dassen Anchorage

Solo to Dassen

I’m a little on edge in the days leading up to my planned departure to Dassen Island and it shows. Sandy asks “If you are so nervous then why do you have to sail solo up the coast? Why can you not just be happy day-sailing in the bay?“ I can’t argue against that logic. Read More

F8 Hout Bay

Force-8 to HoutBay

A 40kt gale is not for everybody. That’s a Beaufort F8! Add to that a lumpy sea on the beat and it’s downright miserable. To leeward we have the rocky shoreline. Vulcan Rock and it’s associated villains, waiting to tear the bottom out the boat. This coastline doesn’t tolerate fools and, in the calmer moments, I’m wondering if that’s Read More