At the Ao Chalong Yacht Club, Thailand

Episode 24.  Leaking or sinking?

Nearly there!  Ben, Hugh and Duncan have made it all the way from the Philippines in skipper Ben’s new Mumby 48 catamaran Candeux. This final leg from Langkawi to journey’s end at Ao Chalong Bay shows they haven’t lost the knack for misadventures. Telaga Harbour on the Malaysian island of Langkawi has been a comfortable…

Happy Days indeed

Episode 23. Malacca up the clacker

Ben, Hugh and Duncan have survived the Singapore Straits, had an engine hissing fit at Pulau Pisang and nearly been mown down by supertankers speeding up their stern as they journey from the Philippines to Thailand via Malaysia.  The end is in sight! We are now pushing up the Malacca Straits from Pulau Besar to…

Episode 22.  Death bearing down

Ben, Hugh and Duncan are on the home stretch of their journey from the Philippines to Thailand, aboard Ben’s new Mumby 48 catamaran Candeux. They are on their way across the South China Sea towards Singapore.  They have dodged the heavy shipping traffic in the Singapore Straits so far, but it is not all plain sailing.…

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Episode 21. Dire straits

Ben, Hugh and Duncan are starting to see the home stretch of their journey from the Philippines to Thailand, aboard Ben’s new Mumby 48 catamaran Candeux. After making their way down the west coast of Borneo to Kuching, they have set out on the longest passage of the trip – across the South China Sea…

Ben (right) and Duncan drop the anchor at Pulau Talang Talang Besar

Episode 20. Anchored or not – that’s the question

  Ben, Hugh and Duncan are more than halfway through their journey from the Philippines to Thailand, aboard brand new Mumby 48 catamaran Candeux. Having made their way down the west coast of Borneo to Kuching dodging floating logs and unlit fishing nets, they are ready for the next leg. We plan to depart Kuching…

Episode 19. The Evelyn virus

After an overnight passage from Bintulu on the west coast of Sarawak our 48 foot aluminium catamaran Candeux arrives at Kuching.  It is a big city and the river reflects this, with lots of ships, large and small, and numerous commercial and residential building along the river front. The marina is nine nautical miles up-stream. …