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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 […]

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When Sailing the Aeolian Islands, Sicily (log05)

Going to Sicily is better than going to the moon. Gabriel Garcìa Màrquez Well, we had to check for our selves, so after Sailing one month in Sardinia, we took another month to explore Sicily and in specific the Aeolian Islands. Praised in songs and poems, these 7 islands have been on our top list […]

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5 best sailing spots in Sardegna, Italy

We have been cruising in Sardegna for over a month and have been lucky to sail to extremely beautiful spots along the Eastcoast. Sardegna can be pretty hard on sailors due to the Maestrale, a strong wind from the north, which fills your sails and keeps you up at night. Therefore we decided to share […]

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our first crossing – waves, wind and the moon (log04)

The time had arrived for our first crossing. Sardinia to Sicily 180nm, which turned into 200nm due to wind and waves. For our first crossing, we decided to get some crew reinforcement and luckily Greta’s dad is an old sailor and agreed to help us out together with a sailor friend. On Sunday our new […]

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Our first article came out!

Tomorrow we will be finally going back to living on for.tuna. After 4 weeks in our hometown fixing some undone businesses, we are now ready to concentrate on our life on the boat. But before we leave we had the great pleasure to be interviewed by a local magazine who was able to tell all […]