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…

Episode 9. Keyway no way

The voyage from the Philippines to Thailand via Malaysia has skipper Ben and first mate Hugh on Ben’s 48 foot aluminium catamaran, Candeux. The next leg is a 70nm run from Brookes Point on Palawan Island to Balabac town on Balabac Island. Another day of 0430 wake-ups for Ben and Hugh for the run to…

Hmmm. More of a reef than a seawall.

Episode 8. Broke at Brookes

Ben and Hugh are in Puerto Princessa, the capital of the Palawan Islands in the Philippines.  From here, Candeux will begin the SSW run to Kudat in Malaysian Borneo in day hops – first to Brookes Point on Palawan Island, then Balabac Island, followed by a leg between Pangii Island and Balambagan Island, and finally…