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Celebrate
Owner Charlie & Cathy Simon
Design Taswell 58 AS
Length Overall(m) 58 feet 3 inches
Flag USA
Sail Number USA 52274

“Celebrate” is a Taswell 58 AS sailing boat launched in 2003. My wife and I purchased her a year ago and sailed from Ft. Lauderdale to Nova Scotia and back to get used to her and decide on improvements.

She is a fast, comfortable boat with an easy sea motion and felt secure in squalls with winds to 75kts and loping downwind with winds to 50kts. For the refit currently in progress, we have replaced the navigational instruments and radar, upgraded the refrigeration system, added solar panels, some new sails, and are arranging to replace the standing rigging and most of the running rigging. Also, we have increased the storage space for additional gear and provisioning for the trip, are augmenting the safety gear and have added a Sat Phone with weather data capabilities. All-in-all we are making her as safe and comfortable as possible for the circumnavigation. She is a wonderful boat and we all can have a safe and enjoyable sail.


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26/11/2014

Celebrate - In Cape Town

Well we have arrived safely in Cape Town and the last two days or so from Mossel Bay were the sunniest and most enjoyable of the passage. The wind came round from the South as we turned the corner so enjoyed some fantastic down wind sailing at last a fitting finale for our Indian Ocean adventure and Peter's time on Celebrate. The view of the Cape of Good Hope from the water was spectacular. We picked a good day to round it, with the wind in the other direction it would not be so much fun. To avoid the shipping lanes into Cape Town we had to stay close to the shore between Hout Bay and Green Point and a range of peaks called the Twelve Apostles. We sped past them as the wind picked up to over 30 knots. Fortunately as we approached Green Point there was a wind shadow giving a gentler ride. read more...


23/11/2014

Celebrate - Three oceans in three days

Early this morning we rounded Cape Agulhas the Southern most point in Africa and then at around 11AM in blue skies and a following strong breeze we sailed round the Cape of Good Hope. The best sailing of our passage by far. So after the Indian and Southern its now back to the Atlantic Ocean.The landform at Cape Agulhas was flat but now as we sail up the West Coast steep peaks and cliffs drop into the ocean and we have just got our first glimpse of Table Mountain. Plenty more to follow.Charlie, Cathy and Peter. read more...


21/11/2014

Celebrate - Short stop over and still heading South

Our visit to Mossel Bay was very short. We arrived at sunrise around 5AM, waited until the fuel dock was open to refuel at 8AM and by 10AM we we out at sea again. Our short stay was not a criticism of the place, everyone was very efficient and friendly at this pretty fishing port. Sadly the harbour was not geared up to accommodate us and Celebrate did not look at home moored up beside and against trawlers and huge tractor tyre fenders. The fuel dock was part of the fish market and a trawler was landing its catch as we re-fuelled. They told us that fish they catch is bound for Spain. We sailed over lots of gas well heads on our way in so their other local industry is exporting gas to who knows where.The sea life continues to impress us, while on the dock two large seals splashed around us. read more...


21/11/2014

Celebrate - Mossel Bay Fuel Stop on Passage from Durban

We are continuing our passage down the South African coast after our a great stay in Durban. Two other rally boats left shortly behind us, Sweet Pearl and Polaris.To get a break from motor sailing into the wind and bumpy seas they decided to have stopover at East London. The next boats coming out of Durban right after were Andromeda, Chika-lu and NDS Darwin. We decided to keep going as the wind had dropped to under 15 knots and the sea state was better as well, for a while we were enjoying 3 knots of Agulhas current under us bringing our boat speed up to over 10 knots.We can report leaving the Indian Ocean and entering the Southern Oceanhaving now passed Port Elizabeth and St. Francis Bay and are sailing towards Plettenberg Bay. The only noticeable changes are that the sea temperature. read more...


20/11/2014

Celebrate - Mossel Bay Fuel Stop on Passage from Durban

We are continuing our passage down the South African coast after our a great stay in Durban. Two other rally boats left shortly behind us, Sweet Pearl and Polaris.To get a break from motor sailing into the wind and bumpy seas they decided to have stopover at East London. The next boats coming out of Durban right after were Andromeda, Chika-lu and NDS Darwin. We decided to keep going as the wind had dropped to under 15 knots and the sea state was better as well, for a while we were enjoying 3 knots of Agulhas current under us bringing our boat speed up to over 10 knots.We can report leaving the Indian Ocean and entering the Southern Oceanhaving now passed Port Elizabeth and St. Francis Bay and are sailing towards Plettenberg Bay. The only noticeable changes are that the sea temperature. read more...



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