peter heath
Peter Heath

Ombunguka is alive and well

She was built in Durban by some lads who bounced her all the way up to Mauritius and back. Then they dumped her on a mooring at the Royal Natal Yacht Club. No harm done. I bought her in the early 60's in partnership with Robin Pringle, nice fellow from Zim. A year later he cast off the lines and left - without even saying goodbye. Not so nice. I next laid eyes on Ombunguka in Bequia in 2010 when my wife and I were cruising down there. There she was, lying quietly at anchor.
"That was my first boat ever!" I told her.
You never forget a boat. She was re-named and still looked very seaworthy. No sign of Pringle. Probably a good thing. I let it be.