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Re: Ainia now in South Africa

Now tied up at the yacht club in Richards Bay and the forecast for the coastal area is 37 to 50 knots from the SW with seas over 20'. The seas are directly into the current of 2.5 knots. There is one boat out there and he has diverted to a port in Mozambique and has 120 miles to go. Should be able to get in before the strong stuff arrives up there. We should have >30 knots through tomorrow with improvement on Friday. Have to put off visiting the animals for a few days. This is not an area where you trifle with the weather. Its reputation is well-earned.

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.
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