Croix du Sud

The other day I sailed into the V&A in Cape Town after a rather bumpy trip from Hout Bay. After about one hour another sail boat made it into the marina. She was a Class 40 named Croix du Sud. Her skipper, Hendrik Masekowitz, attempted to break the record for the fastest solo sail around the world non-stop. Unfortunately, he got injured and had to abandon his attempt.
I did not get a chance to meet Hendrik since he flew back to Germany the next day. I wish him a speedy recovery and I hope to meet him when he comes back. Below are some links to further information about Croix du Sud, turns out she has an interesting history!

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Croix du Sud – Class 40
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Croix du Sud next to the famous Voortrekker II.

Links:

Croix du Sud:
http://www.class40.com/en/bateaux/63-croix-du-sud.htm

Previous owners:
http://www.transat-jacques-vabre.com/en/croix-du-sud-aussies-take-21st

Hendrik’s Twitter:
https://twitter.com/HM_OceanRacing

 

 

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