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When Sailing the South of Italy (log09)

After a month in Sicily, it was time to move on. There was still a lot to explore in Sicily, like the south and the west coast, but we will have enough time next year to do so. So if you have any recommendations about sailing in Sicily, let us know in the comments. Be […]

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The most beautiful place to sail to in Italy

Many of you now probably expect Cinque Terre, Capri or Amalfi, but sorry to disappoint, the most beautiful and rarely mentioned place to sail to is Gallipoli. Gallipoli has been named the most beautiful beach by trip advisor in 2019, yet rarely people think about sailing there. As beautiful the beach and water are from […]

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15 Christmas Presents every Sailor will love

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Soon the bells will start. And the thing that will make them ring. Is the carol that you sing right within your heart. Oh, sorry for getting lost in this classic Christmas song. But yes I am one of those people who are looking forward to lights […]

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Strait of Messina: a guide for sailors – all you need to know to navigate the strait safely

The Strait of Messina, feared by sailors, inhabited by mythological animals and named in greek and roman legends, has made quite a name for himself. But no need to fear we have gathered all the information necessary to sail the strait safely. Discover our 5 steps for sailing the strait of Messina and you will be good to navigate your Sailboat through the strait of Messina

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When Sailing Tropea and the straight of Messina (log08)

After our 32hour passage from Sardinia to Sicily, the straight of Messina was our next big sailing challenge. But let‘s start from the beginning.

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How risky is Greta Thunberg’s sailing expedition on board of La Vagabond?

Greta Thunberg sails back to Europe on La Vagabond to be at the climate summit in Madrid – but shortly after leaving the boat heads for a heavy storm. Greta Thunberg has taken a taste for it. After crossing the Atlantic from Plymouth (UK) to New York on a latest-generation Imoca (with Pierre Casiraghi and […]

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Tropea – 3 reasons why you should sail there

Located in the south of Italy, Tropea was not on our original route. But the beauty of living on a sailboat is the freedom in making changes last minute. After visiting the famous Stromboli (for the second time 🙂 ) the wind was more favorable to sail to Tropea than to Sicily, so off we […]

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When Sailing to Stromboli (log07)

We had just caught a tuna, the first tuna our whole crew, including us, had ever seen. We were all in awe for the shimmering scales and thought we had seen the best of our week. But boy, were we wrong. On this day we were wrong about many things. We were wrong about the […]

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When Sailing we fished our first tuna (log06)

Story about how we fished our first tuna while sailing to Stromboli

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3 tips for sailing in the Aeolian Islands

The Aeolian Islands are world-famous for their steep cliffs, black and white beaches, and the most active volcano in the world. And what better way is there than to explore an island by sailboat? So here’re our 3 tips for sailing in the Aeolian islands. Plan ahead If you would like to visit the most […]