Thursday, 12 December 2013

Hout Bay Yacht Club, the circumnavigators return

This is the second HBYC members boat that has done a circumnavigation to return this year, the other being Fast Forward, the Southwell 62 design in alloy.


This is The Road, a Lavranos 40ft in GRP, Taffy and his wife Shirley are closing the loop by re entering the port of Hout Bay two mornings ago, they spent twelve years on the trip.

Now safe and back in Hout Bay Harbour, the lull in the wind was not to last but we soon had them tied up in a nice safe marina berth, being the first of the cruising yachts to arrive in this season.
Shirley is ready with the bow line, makes a nice change to see a boat well prepared for arrival, then again they are now rather well experienced, welcome home both!
Note, The Road (royal order of ancient druids) has fittings and equipment supplied by CKD Boats cc, cockpit table in teak, plastic teak decking (supplied in Trinidad) and a Watchmate AIS 850 supplied before they got to Singapore where it rose to new fame in the very busy shipping roads.