YOTREPS: YES TIME: 2013/04/18 09:45 LATITUDE: 26-06.23S LONGITUDE: 014-47.96E MARINE: YES WIND_SPEED: 25 WIND_DIR: SSE WAVE_HT: 1.0M WAVE_PER: 6 SWELL_DIR: SW SWELL_HT: 3.0M SWELL_PER: 8 CLOUDS: 10% VISIBILITY: 20 BARO: 1018.2 TREND: 1 AIR_TEMP: 16.1C SEA_TEMP: 13.3C COMMENT: Beach House -BOOM BROKE – En Route to Walvis Bay…turning back for Luderitz I emailed everyone that we\’re okay as is the boat. We almost lost the mainsail overboard. Steering failure caused the autopilot rudder feedback unit to quit for a few minutes. Again, we\’re okay, headed back to Luderitz. A nasty upwind motor slog against big winds and seas. We must get back to Cape Town to fix this. Nowhere in Namibia can it be done. More soon… Tired Scott and Nikki