Bristol 45.5 - AiniA
Join Date: May 2006
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Re: Ainia - read this second
I wish you not only good winds and fair weather but a lot of good luck to make it to South Africa, pirates and all.
Fair winds and pirates away
Not particularly worried about pirates. There have been no pirate attacks in the last six months south of 6 S and we are already at 20 S. More concerned about the tropical storm. Should pass just north of Mauritius on Thursday with winds in the 30 to 35 knot range. The harbor here is protected well for winds from the east which is where they will be if the storm goes north. Will have to watch the progress of the storm in the next few days to see if the course changes. IF so we will have to get out of here. Even a couple of hundred miles to the SW would really help. BTW, the winds in the storm are over 55 knots with waves in the 8 to 10 m range.
After the refit we have decided to sell Ainia. We want something smaller that would be could for the light summer winds of Lake Ontario, although we plan to spend at least a couple of winters in the Caribbean before heading north.