2021 Sailing around Sicily
This year we plan to sail around Sicily, during the whole month of August. We will start from Marina di Ragusa heading north the Eastern cost via Messina Straight to the Aeolian Islands and heading West to Palermo, Favignana and back to Marina di Ragusa, which we like and decided to stay for another year. We'll be taking some friends on board and hope to make some new friends on the way, so if you are around, come to say hello ;)
2020 Corona Year
Yeah, not much sailing this year unfortunately as travelling was rather complicated. But at least we had time to upgrade our nav station with OpenCPN run on Raspberry Pi4, with a large orientable screen, with direct feed from our AIS. We also fixed our NAVTEX (love it) and some other small improvements. We stay in Marina di Ragusa, which is a really nice place with lively international liveaboard community. Let's hope next year we finally manage to sail around Sicily :)
2019 From Malta to Sicily
We sailed Europa from Malta to Sicily. Since we both started in a new job early this year, we only had some 3 weeks in summer for sailing...that is much less that the two Months we had the previous year but was enough to sail the east cost of Sicily (+/-550NM) and discover the beauties and creeks of this largest island in the Mediterranean sea, with its famous Etna - the tallest active volcano in Europe.
2018 Our big "European Odyssey"
Last year we have managed to get two full months (July and August) off, so we decided to go for a small "European Odyssey".
During the winter we said to ourselves why not to sail Europa back to its mythological origins - to the island of Crete. So on 1 July we left Croatia and sailed from Adriatic sea to Vieste in Italy, then to the Ionian sea to Greece and via Corinth canal further to to Athens, Cyclades Islands and down to Crete (the Island where the mythological "Europa" has been abducted to by Zeus).
After that we continued further to Peloponnese and ended our journey in Malta where we keep Europa during winter to do some basic maintenance. During this trip we visited 4 countries, 17 islands, 33 ports, and traveled some 1600 nautical miles (3000km)...
When we sail, you can follow our position via this link to see where we are now: