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Old 06-29-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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The new Leopard 38 sailing cat was launched in Cape Town this morning – and an interesting boat it is. I will be delivering it to Annapolis for the boat show, leaving Cape Town late next month with four persons on board. So, those folk interested, start making your plans for this year’s boat show!

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Any pics John?
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I have a number of photographs of the launch and a few of the interior but am not allowed to publish them as yet. It looks like only after Monday 13 I should be able to post a few.

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I have a number of photographs of the launch and a few of the interior but am not allowed to publish them as yet. It looks like only after Monday 13 I should be able to post a few.

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good to hear from you. so are you still delivering the leopards. i am in turkey for the season, but will be coming home in august for a few weeks. might see you then if you are around.

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Old 07-29-2009, 04:53 AM   #5
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Can you post pictures now?? I'm curious.
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Not Yet, a few things to sort out - watch this space
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Old 08-01-2009, 04:26 AM   #7
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A really rainy day in Capetown's Elliot basin.

The new Leopard 38 undergoing final preparations prior to setting off across the South Atlantic, on her passage to Annapolis USA

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"Getting a move on"

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"Customers colours"

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"2 Person seat"

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Solar panels on the Hard top Bimini

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Port transom with hatch access to engine

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Big trampoline

THE NEW LEOPARD 38 HAS JUST LAUNCHED. DESIGNED BY ARCHITECTS MORRELLI AND MELVIN AND BUILT BY ROBERTSON AND CAINE. FOR MORE INFORMATION :-

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The new Leopard 38 with our member JohnT as skipper left Capetown South Africa for Annapolis USA on the 6th August 2009.

Four on board.

6,800 nautical miles -- God's Speed and

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Just out of curiosity, about what is the estimate time required for this trip? I know the boat show is the first weekend in October, so they have allowed two months, but I was not sure when they expect to get in. It looked like they are running the gauntlet of the tropical storms as well. Do they have a track plotted?

Update on my own post: I found the track listed at: http://shiptrak.org/?callsign=ZS1JT&filter=60

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38 days to Annapolis - 5900nm from today = 155nm/day = 6.5 kts average

Looks like they will have to increase their average speed before reaching the Doldrums,

(The parallel of latitude of 5°N; so named because this is the annual mean latitude of the equatorial trough.) And once across put their foot down for the remainder.

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John and crew expected in the Island of Saint Helena today 28th August after motoring for the last 24 hours.

Not many cruisers ever get to the Island - Jamestown is the anchorage where boats stand off to go ashore. (16 degrees South x 5 degrees 40' W)

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Dinuzulu kaCetshwayo (1868 – October 18, 1913) The King of the Zulu Nation - 20 May 1884 until his death in 1913. Exiled there by the British.

Napoleon Bonaparte also exiled there.
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St Helena on the Cruising Wiki - HERE
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Yesterday's position with NO wind 13 d 59 S x 9d 34 W

Today should be somewhere near 12 d south x 10.00d west
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Caught 2 big fish - Hardly any wind - Rhumb line to Annapolis 4,530nm from 1st September.
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