We received reports this week from two intrepid singlehanding circumnavigators: Jeanne Socrates aboard her Najad 36 Nereida and Mike Harker on his Hunter 49 Wanderlust III. Both left Cocos Keeling within days of each other on their way to Mauritius and appear to be within spitting distance.
We love that sailors can shoot off updates from the middle of the Indian Ocean. "Beautiful place, Cocos," wrote Socrates, "Paradise anchorage with white sand, palms and reef!" Harker wrote of the sailing: "The winds and ocean have been good for sailing with 12-18 knots of wind usually out of the southeast off my stern quarter." We can’t wait to read their next installments – they always leave us wanting more.