Dzaoudzi, Mayotte - Dzaoudzi, Mayotte
19.09.2023 - 19.10.2023

Stranded in Mayotte

n our initial attempt to sail from Mayotte to South Africa, we had covered only 80 nautical miles when our reliable engine, Yanmar San, suddenly failed us. Despite attempting all the usual revival measures, including changing filters and checking all systems, we couldn't resolve the issue. With heavy hearts, we turned back and sailed to return to Mayotte.

Upon a thorough investigation, we discovered that the root cause of our problem is a malfunctioning fuel injection pump. Fixing this issue is not a simple task and will require some time. SuAn is moored at a buoy in front of the Dzaoudzi Yacht Club, and we must acknowledge that, for now, we find ourselves stranded.