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Chris & Laurie - Moonraker
Follow our journey sailing around the world. We will try and write a regular diary and upload the entries on to the site when we have connectivity. Do use the message board to contact us. We would love to hear from friends and family especially as we get further away from home.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- "Moonraker" is a Morgan 44 centre cockpit cutter rigged sloop. She has a deep draft fin keel with additional ballast. Comfortable accommodation for 4 people, master stateroom with a queen sized bed and en-suite with bath. Guest cabin, double berth with en-suite bathroom. 66hp Yanmar engine plus an 8Kva diesel generator. Diesel capacity 663 litres across three tanks, water 890 litres in two tanks. Air conditioning aft and forward cabins plus an Echo Marine 24gph water maker.
Our latest 5 diary entries

16th Feb 2018 - 21st Feb 2018
St Helena
We have arrived on St Helena, a British registered rock in the South Atlantic Ocean. Another place where Napoleon was kept in exile. The island is small with very steep cliffs all around the coast. A walk back from...
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6th Dec 2017 - 15th Jan 2018
In Cape Town in time to see the Volvo Ocean race boats
We have arrived safely in Cape Town but not without incident and significant damage caused by a huge rogue breaking wave. At least we are in the right place to get things back in order. The Volvo Ocean race is in Ca...
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30th Nov 2017 - 5th Dec 2017
Arrived in Knysna
Well, we managed to negotiate the heads at the entrance to Knysna and what but beautiful lagoon. We have slot on the jetty right next to the yacht club, so no walking to the bar!!
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15th Nov 2017 - 25th Nov 2017
What a great sailing club
We were really made to feel welcome in Buffelo River at the Yacht Club. Initially we were at anchor in the river but tgen we got alongside a pontoon. The club held an open day to introduce teenage school children to...
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7th Nov 2017 - 18th Nov 2017
South Africa at last
We have now finally arrived in South Afri├ža in the eastern port of Richards Bay. We had a long and testing sail down the Mozambique channel mostly against the wind and currents. It's now time for some R&R before th...
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