Year Nine

Year 9

Year Nine Itinerary


Below is a list of the major places we will visit during year nine of our voyage.

Thailand

Emerald Cave, Ko Ngai, Ko Racha Yai, Sa Khu, Tachai Island, Ko Born, Ko Similan, Ko Payang, Ao Chalong.

Returning from the US after a trip home, we leave the bay and sail north to some islands and then return back to Ao Chalong where we clear out of Thailand.

Y9A

Indian Ocean (East)

Sabang City, Chagos Bank.

Arriving in Sabang City, we wait for a good weather window and make the first leg of our Indian Ocean crossing.  We stop in the British Territory called Chagos Bank, and spend a little time in the atolls waiting for the next weather window.

Y9B

Indian Ocean (Center)

The Seychelles.

Leaving the Chagos Bank, we sail further west on the second leg of our Indian Ocean crossing, arriving in the Seychelles where we will tour that island chain.

Y9C

The Indian Ocean (West)

Tanzania, Africa. 

Finishing out third leg of the Indian Ocean crossing, we arrive in Africa, stopping in Tanzania for some safari tours.

Y9D

Mayotte to Madagascar

Dzaoudzi, Hell-Ville, Nosy Komba, Moramba Bay, Mahahanga .

Sailing east now from Tanzania, we cross to Mayotte and spend a few days in that French Overseas Region, then continue on to Madagascar, clearing in at Hell-Ville.  We sail south and clear out of Madagascar from Mahahanga.

Y9E

Mozambique Channel

Juan de Nova Island, Bassas da India, Europa Island. 

We cross to the island of Juan de Nova, then head south to Bassas da India and on to Europa Island before crossing to South Africa.

Y9F

South Africa

Richards Bay, Durban, east London, Port Elizabeth, St. Francis Bay, Knysna, Mossel Bay, Simons Bay, Cape Town, Saldanha Bay.

Going around the horn of Africa is a rough ride.  So, we plan to hop from port to port, waiting for short and better weather windows.  While waiting in ports, we will tour inland.   On finally reaching Cape Town, we will have completed the difficult sail.

Y9G

Nambia and St. Helena

Luderitz, Walvis Bay, Jamestown.

We plan to sail north up the African west coast along Nambia as far as Walvis Bay, where we will wait for a weather window to cross to St. Helena, which is somewhat midway for this long southern Atlantic crossing.

Y9H

Brazil

Fernando de Noronha, Fortaleza, Sao Luis.

We make landfall at an island off the coast of Brazil, Fernando de Noronha.  After clearing into Brazil, we will sail west to the mainland at Fortaleza, then sail further west along the coast to Sao Luis, our port of exit from Brazil.  We end the year at this location.

Y9I

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