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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.

Finishing our major refit. Our trip to Newfoundland is off because it is too late. Hoping to go to the North Channel instead.
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