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The Oyster Fleet

“Designed by Sailors, for Sailors”   The Oyster Yachts are certainly something special, not only are they luxury sailing yachts that are built to order, Oyster is also recognised as the most successful British shipyard of series-built yacht. They are strong, stable, and are handcrafted to endure the demands of the ocean while providing comfort […]

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Bigger Than the Weather – More news on what happened to Reg Robertson

Daily Maverick, 21 July 2016: Bigger than the weather: A corporate cover-up on the high seas In 2015, after three South African seamen went missing somewhere in the vastness of the Southern Ocean, their families tried to trace their final movements. Uncovering the truth would require going to war with the world’s largest tourism conglomerate, […]

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Summer in the Seychelles

By Clive van Reenen & Crew of ZAP.   It is strange how some of the best ideas and decisions arise when a few guys sit around a table drinking beer solving the world’s problems. It was sometime mid-2015 as we were chatting to Frosty about chartering yachts when the seed was planted. Most people […]

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Chas From Tas

Most Blue Water sailors around the World who have been active in Ocean Racing or long passage making over the last fifty years will undoubtedly recognize the name of Charles P. Blundell, better known as ‘Chas From Tas’. Charles Blundell was born in Devon and has a family connection to Sir Francis Drake. He is […]

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News From Madagascar on “So Basic” (2)

By – Hemraj Gokal Since I last wrote Stuart has completed the final installation of the water maker which works splendidly. We engage it while charging batteries so the cost is minimal. Our passports have now been returned from Diego Suarez so we feel a lot more confident about wandering around the place. Dealing with […]

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