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Morning All,

Update from BossaNova below:

At 12.00 h G.M.T, we have done 3146 Nm,4038 still to be bone to Annapolis. Our position is: 08*40′S 029*16′W.
E.T.A: still 03/10/14.Will be half way in 3 days time.
Bossanova is still dancing the waves, and we are enjoying every move that she makes. All is good on board, the crews looking forward to be stopping
in Barbados as we have made the time for it.
regards
Michel

Kind Regards

Rudi Pretorius

+27 83 269 3626 (cell)
+27 21 552 7752 (office)
+27 866 48 2266 (fax)
rudi@maverickyachts.co.za

BossaNova

Hello,

Latest communication from BossaNova yesterday:

We are still sailing very well,not breaking any records,but sailing efficiently and very comfortably.
All well on board,boat doing extremely well,crews also doing well and very happy.Our next stop will be Barbados,St Charles Marina,if we are in Schedule.
Regards
Michel.

Kind Regards

Rudi Pretorius

+27 83 269 3626 (cell)
+27 21 552 7752 (office)
+27 866 48 2266 (fax)
rudi@maverickyachts.co.za

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Good morning,

Attached updated Google map as well as Friday message from Michel below.

All is well on board,Bossanova is sailing very well,and the crews and my self are enjoying every moment.
We are now definitely out of the cold fronts,and are enjoying the tropick weather.
Regards.
Michel

Kind Regards

Rudi Pretorius

+27 83 269 3626 (cell)
+27 21 552 7752 (office)
+27 866 48 2266 (fax)
rudi@maverickyachts.co.za

BossaNova delivery

Hello,

A quick update from BossaNova:

Our position is:26*09′S 06*20′E

E.T.A : from the wind that we have now,and been out of the cold front,we

should reach Annapolis by the 03/10/14.

All is well on board,crews still doing well,and the boat is performing

like a king.(doing 4 Kn on a 6 Kn apparent wind.)sailing on a full main and

code zero.

Kind Regards

Rudi Pretorius

083 269 3626 (cell)

021 552 7752 (office)

0866 48 2266 (fax)

rudi

BossaNova

Dear all,

I am sending you this email as Michel, Jaco and Joshua is on our Maverick 440 catamaran – BossaNova en route to Annapolis. I have offered to keep you up to date from time to time regarding their progress. Michel the skipper has a satellite phone and he sends me an email every few days noting their position and status.

They departed on Tuesday the 5th of August, in very little wind. I think that they have been motoring for a while whilst waiting for the South Easter to start blowing.

Message today states: " All good on board, crews all happy."

Kind Regards

Rudi Pretorius

083 269 3626 (cell)

021 552 7752 (office)

0866 48 2266 (fax)

rudi

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