They are sailing around Sri Lanka and made a stop at Kalpitiya! sailors had to say.
Rob’s experience today
“An early start as the forecast predicted storms in the afternoon. After a knock on the door at 6 it was time to leave the paradise of Bay Reef Resort. Just time for a quick breakfast of Mars Bars and bananas we were ready to leave. A steady breeze from the North East made the perfect start. The winds were shifting all morning and trying to push us off shore. We decided to tack back to land hugging the shore all the way around. Once the wind shifted to North West it was a little choppy away from shore but with Jeremy at the helm any sailor would have felt comfortable. As we rounded the headland we were met by the owner of Kitesurfing Lanka flying along side us on his kite board. The beaching point was in sight and we beached at yet another idyllic setting in Kalpitiya.”
Now over to Jeremy
“As mentioned by Rob, with the sweet taste of Mars Bars in the mouth at 6:30 in the morning ,we came to the beach & started sailing off at 7:10. To try & get to Kalpitiya 11nm away before the high winds & rough seas predicted for the afternoon. We sailed on a wind shift between NE & NW and came into Kalpitiya in about 10kts of wind & an increase in the sea chop. From out at sea we reached into shore towards our new navigational device which is the sun reflecting off the iPad screen. No need to switch it on and load the ‘app for that.’ We had a welcome greeting from our friend Dilsiri of Kitesurfing Lanka who came along flying with his kite out to meet us.
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