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Madagascar- So. Africa Sailors out There?

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Anybody out there with current info on richards bay in so. Africa? How Nosi bay in madagascar? yes, we have read Noonsite...looking for recent sailing experience's....
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Sorry that you have not received any info on this request. We would like to know about these as well. It appears that there have been pirate attacks as far south as the northern part of the Madagascar Channel. I suspect these are copycats for what is happening further north.

We had friends in the Caribbean and they had a St Francis catamaran built, I think, in Richard's Bay. If that is indeed the spot they quite liked it. To my way of thinking the sooner one can make landfall in South Africa the better.
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I have often dreamed of checking out the pirate graveyard at ile sainte marie on the northeast coast. Looks like piracy might be coming back to madagascar.
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Sorry that you have not received any info on this request. We would like to know about these as well. It appears that there have been pirate attacks as far south as the northern part of the Madagascar Channel. I suspect these are copycats for what is happening further north.

We had friends in the Caribbean and they had a St Francis catamaran built, I think, in Richard's Bay. If that is indeed the spot they quite liked it. To my way of thinking the sooner one can make landfall in South Africa the better.
Certainly seem to be seeing more attacks off the Seychelles at least and rumours from further south.

That said, if sailing from Oz to SAF would you go north or south of Madagascar ? Arguments for both of course. North you sail down in the lee of MDG but that puts you in close proximity of the Seychelles and Southern Somalia. South via Mauritus and Reunion leaves you somewhat exposed to the weather but avoids the perils of the north.

Previous owners of the current Womboat had the same dilemma and solved it by selling to us and buying a new boat in Europe.
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As to Richard Bay, ZA try mailing Katharine Overton at aok(dot)overton(at)gmail.com! She and her husband Al are sailors and have been living there for years!

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