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We have been giving cruising yachties the weather forecast for the past 40 years.
Although the satellite phones have become very popular, there are still some skippers who use S.S.B. High Frequency Radios such as the skippers and crew on Jedi, the 40 foot Vickers yacht that left Durban for New Zealand 2 weeks ago.
As they headed south east of Durban, they had no wind, but now they are hove to. Unfortunately their satellite phone packed up. The only communication with the outside world was on the S.S.B. Radio.
We contact them twice a day on the long range S.S.B. radio. They are now at 42˚S and 56˚E. That makes them 1,500 N.M south east of Durban. The Crozet Islands lie 341 N.M south west. Kerguelen Islands are 648 N.M to the south east, so in an emergency, they could go there. We have had yachts go in there for repairs, in the past. Yesterday, Jedi were in gale force north westerly winds. The weather forecast for that area for the next few days are strong south westerly winds.
We will keep you up to date. They still have 4,400 N.M to get to New Zealand.
Net Controller – Peri Peri Net