Postcards

Oryx : Brazil then in South Africa.

Published on 01 april 2015 at 0h00

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We started building Oryx in the summer of 2010 at Millbrook, in Cornwall, and launched her after two years of very full time work. She is a 33 foot plywood/epoxy catamaran based on a Berndt Kohler KD860, but much modified. Oryx is rigged with two junk sails set on unstayed wooden masts, side by side in each hull. The rig works well with all the virtues of easy handling for short handed sailing.
We’ve set off on a passage towards Cape Town after spending 6 delightful months in southern Brazil. Highlights of the cruise have been to sail 200 miles up the freshwater Lagoa dos Patos to the city of Porto Alegre, visiting the Azorean immigrant fishing villages in Santa Cataina ...

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