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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…

Candeux basks in a stunning sunset, anchored off the Kota Kinabalu Yacht Club.

Episode 12. Wild men at Kota Kinabalu

After yet more running repairs on Candeux, skipper Ben and first mate Hugh reckon they are ready to venture further down the west coast of Borneo. The next leg is a relatively short hop – the 40nm from Teluk Usukan to Kota Kinabalu where we plan to stop for a couple of days to obtain…

Episode 11. It’s a whopper!

Ben and Hugh, aboard 48-foot Mumby catamaran Candeux have left the Philippines on their way to Thailand via Malaysia. Beside the long litany of misadventures they have encountered along the journey, there are other distractions. While in Malaysian Kudat, the Islamic call to prayer from the local mosques has been waking us up early, so…

Episode 10. Flat chat to Kudat

Ben and Hugh, aboard the new Mumby catamaran  Candeux, leave Balabac Island in the Philippines for Kudat on the top western tip of Malaysian Borneo, on their way to Thailand. We are expecting winds from the north to north west at 10-15 knots.  Lovely.   They may build to 20 knots around 2000hrs but we expect…