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Rescued - The Story

DALKIRI is a Sadler 32 (10 m) an English design, built in Cape Town 1986 fibreglass. Dalkiri and crew left Cape Town, South Africa 2003. We visited Namibia and Angola on the west coast of Africa and crossed the South Atlantic, stopping at Ilha St. Helena 2004. Our first port in South America was Rio de Janeiro We stopped at Anchieta, Saco Riberia, Porto Bela & Florianopolis before sailing to Uruguay after which we continued to Buenos Aires and because it was autumn the clubs were full and we could not find somewhere to stay.
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Radio ham saves lives

The South African Maritime Mobile Net (SAMMN) has saved the lives of two yachtsmen, not once, but twice in less than four years. Radio ham operator Graham Griggs from Bushmans River Mouth decided to check on two yachts which he escorted from Brazil to Cape Town, Jess Hawes and Heather Holland on board Dalkiri and another yacht Faraway with skipper John (surname unknown) on board.
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Nota Para A Imprensa
(Press Release)

A Fragata “BosÍsio” partiu do Rio de Janeiro às 0150 do dia 02 de maio(sábado), para resgatar dois tripulantes do Veleiro “Dalkiri”, de bandeira sul-africana, que estava com sua flutuabilidade comprometida e com as velas rasgadas, após enfrentar uma tempestade em alto mar.
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In the News

Brazilian Navy saves SA couple from sinking yacht
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The journey so far

The Story

Rescued !

Radio Ham Saves Lives

Press Release of the Rescue

Homeward Bound

32 - Rosario

31 - Radio Friends

30 - Rising Rivers

29 - Going downstream

28 - Dalkiri Paraguay

27 - Dalkiri - Goya still Rio Parana

26 - Pics of Parana

25 - Seasons Greetings-Dalkiri

25 - Dalkiri in Uruguay

25 - Dalkiri - 2005 Rescue story

24 - Dalkiri in Torres Brasil

23 - Dalkiri in Santa Catarina

15 - Waypoints and Notes

15 - Lobito exit Angola

14 - Angola cont - Equimina Baia Azul

13 - Angola - Continued

12 - Angola


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