Re: Ainia now in South Africa
KS, if you have the time (you'll get a 6-month visa when you arrive), you might want to sail south of Recife. Fernando de Noronha is nice, but I think it really pales compared to the mainland (except in terms of diving). If you can, check out the coast of Bahia and especially the bay of Camamu, Baia de Todos os Santos (Salvador) and Abrolhos. It's not far from your intended landfall and I think you'll find it more interesting than Recife and Fortaleza. Now if you have the time, I'd highly recommend going as far south as Ilha Grande or even Ilhabela. The coast here is really lovely and there are tons of beautiful and interesting anchorages.