On-going Cruises and Stories

The following are extracts from the logbooks of boats presently navigating in the Mediterranean. 
The Links will take you directly to their web sites.

 If you would like to contribute a story of a cruising adventure in the Mediterranean, please e-mail it to us for publication on this web.  

Mabi Two   Cruising Turkey  - Four years sailing from Ayvalik to Kemer

Galana River II  

1 -  An October cruise from Sardinia to Tunisia and then to Sicily with Skipper Laurence Camillo

2 - A cruise of the Costa Smeralda and of Corsica by Laurence Camillo

Valkyrie - a Swan 57 which sailed the Med. View their destinations: http://www.aboardvalkyrie.com/

Voyages of Silver Tryst  -a Moody 346 in Spain:  http://www.burcom.co.uk/stinter/index.htm

 Sailing Vessel NANOU'S LOG  

-  Single-handed, from Australia to the Mediterranean

 “Dastardly Deck Birds
To prepare to sleep, I tuned the RADAR on a passing ship to ensure it was well calibrated and set its alarm to wake me if anything came within 5 miles of us. My RADAR alarm is dastardly loud and always wakes me with a start. It sounds just like a bird has flown into my cabin and is about to attack! In fact, during the Indian Ocean passage, I did have a flock of birds on deck and they shared my annoyance whenever the RADAR would emit its ear splitting screech. The birds would answer in their own tone and then grumpily tuck their beaks back under their wing. They left in the early morning leaving me several "signs" that they did not approve too highly of my hospitality. Considering I was the only resting point for 500 miles in any direction, I reckoned that they were a spoilt bunch of birds and almost decided to take down my "CHICKS WELCOME" sign. It wasn’t really meant for them anyways.”

 The Nanou is currently sailing in Spain. More can be read from Nanou’s web site: http://www.nanou.org/

 Phyler's Latest Cruise Reports

 “We are on our way across the 1700 miles of the Med, but we keep running into foul weather. We got held up for 10 days in Sicily, but we finally were able to move on and get to Sardinia. We left there a few days ago and today we are in Mahon on the island of Minorca.”


The Travels of E. GALOIS  

“In the spring of 1993 we sailed for Corsica, Italy, Sicily and Greece. Since we wanted to spend the winter of 1993 in Aegina, an Island south of Athens, during that summer of 1993 we made two trips through the Cyclades. In the spring of 1994 we headed North to Istanbul.”


 Fix up a boat and sail around the world?  

“We are just right now on our way westbound to Gibraltar. Amberella cruised Greece and arrived in Italy. We plan to reach the Kapverdic Islands. Until we get there we will learn if we are ready to cross oceans.”


The Starboard Home Chronicles            
This is the story of Peg and Tom Maynard's world cruise aboard their forty-foot sailboat Starboard Home, built in 1986 by Valiant Yachts.  They began their journey in May of 1999 from their Home Port of Oriental, North Carolina, U.S.A., and sailed to Bermuda, the Azores, and Spain and Portugal before flying home to the U.S. in November.  They resumed their travels in March of 2000, and are spending this year exploring the Mediterranean before ending up in Turkey in the fall.



In 1997, the crew, Sylvia and Peter, stepped on board their Seacrest 47 and started to cruise through Europe. Virtually join them on board and share in their discovery of historic cities & tranquil anchorages and read about the people they meet.


Yacht Retreat - Harbours and anchorages reports   http://www.geocities.com/yachtretreat/

SEGLING-2000  Harvey's Logbook   Crete to Spain  http://www.kos.w.se/segling-2000/dackslogg/harvey-log/

The Northern Magic     http://www.northernmagic.com/

Project Adriatic  A cruise in Croatia    http://www.projectadriatic.org/adriatic.html

From Hyères to Gibraltar strait in cat Bimini   http://www.vr-consortium.org/evm/logbook/zze/logbook/gibral.htm

Tales of Cruises   http://cruises.about.com/travel/cruises/cs/europe/index.htm  

Click here for Hints on single-handed sailing in the Med. by Laurence Camillo

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