Ocean Cruising Club

Reg Barker BVI diving party
Jon Sanders arrives Capetown 7 Jan
Bill Hatfield at sea on his birthday
L'eau Commotion on the last leg of a solo non-stop circumnavigation. Birthday 14 January 2020 | 620 Miles North East Of Pitcairn Island
Legends meet in Simon's Town SA
Photo: Jeremy Bagshaw, Susanne Huber-Curphy and Jon Sanders at the FBYC, with Robert Ravensberg (standing). Credit: Robert Ravensberg
Susanne and Jon at FBYC Jan 2020
Robert Ravensberg, PO for Cape Town, recently hosted two legends of sailing, Australian Jon Sanders on his 11th circumnavigation and German Susanne Huber-Curphy, winner of the OCC Barton Cup in 2018 and participant in The Longue Route challenge last year who sailed in the wake of Moitessier -- one and half times around the earth non-stop and solo. They were joined by Jeremy Bagshaw, a Golden Globe Race participants from South Africa who sailed in the Suhaili class last year. Photo: Robert Ravensberg
Bill Hatfield
Nearing completion of his solo nonstop unassisted westabout circumnavigation at the age of 81. Credit: Bil Hatfield aboard L'Eau Commotion.
Bill Hatfield 17-02-2020
Approaching Brisbane to complete solo nonstop circumnavigation
Bill Hatfield
Frying flying fish
Bill Hatfield s/v L'Eau Commotion
Here is the yacht in the duck pond at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia showing the same single spreader rig but a furling staysail rigged just above the spreader. On the stern can be seen mounted a Windpilot Pacific Plus wind steering gear. The dodger and the auxiliary rudder were damaged in The Bight.