Friday, 6 February 2015

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Druma ( r.i.p)

Twelve years a friend.

It is with great sadness that I have to inform those friends and customers that our friend of some twelve years left us for what we hope will be a better place yesterday.

Farewell Druma.


Druma looking at the sea in Hout Bay

Druma  (drumbeat charters) came to us around ten years back, he has been a regular crew member when sailing ever since.

Always fascinated  by the local sea life, which in the Hout Bay and Chapmans Bay area near Cape Town, South Africa is plentiful.

What's out there?

Well you will always see Seals but often Dolphins, Sunfish and Whales, Sharks are out there too but we have yet to see one!

Jean passes the snacks to Druma.

All pictures by Roy McBride / CKD Boats cc @

Looks like fun!

It was, we loved you Druma.


Tuesday, 3 February 2015

A bit of snow in our garden

So says the title of a picture a friend has just sent me.

He is in the midlands of England, Markfield Town, snow means its cold of course, we had 28c here in the Cape Town area yesterday!

This is four to six inches deep?

Looks like its deeper here at the front of the house? thats a Volvo estate AWD under the white stuff.



Monday, 2 February 2015

Figaro V pulls at her stern mooring

The trade winds were really giving it a go yesterday, I saw 37 knots on the meter myself, out in the bay you can add another 10 knots?

The HBYC put the stern moorings in some years back to allow the 2012 ARC World Rally boats to use the marina.

Bill Snaith ordered the building of this oecean racing classic and with the intention of winning The Fastnet Race, he never did the race, you can read why by finding the story in one of my blogs on Figero V.

Figaro V, thats her with the white hull,  is a very fast classic ocean racer with lots of history is for sale please contact me for details and pricing.

She would suit the annual Antigua Classic racing week exactly, we have a delivery skipper.