Ready to start Sailing Season 2020? We have spent the last two months in Herzliya marina close to Tel Aviv, Israel and can not wait to finally set sail again. But before we are able to start sailing season 2020 and set sail for Larnaca, Cyprus, we have still to fix a lot of things on our sailboat ForTuna. Follow along to see how we fix our sail, repair our leaky galley window, reorganise our sailboat storage for longer passages and how get ForTuna ready for sailing season 2020!
It was time for us to leave Italy and head to Greece. After one last pizza, which we still dream of, we left the most southern tip of Italy’s heel and headed to Korfu. The crossing was luckily very calm, and we managed to sail some hours in very light wind. We arrived with the […]
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 […]
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.
Story about how we fished our first tuna while sailing to Stromboli
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 […]
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 […]
After two weeks in Porto Rotondo it was time for us to go further. But before we could leave we had one last thing to fix – the anchor. When we bought the boat it had a CQR anchor, which theoretically is a good anchor, but each time we tried to anchor we had to […]
Week 2. It was a week full of news, installations and wind. But unfortunately still not as much sailing as we would like to. Nevertheless, we really feel now at home on for.tuna. By now we probably know every corner of her, as we had to turn up side down most of the boat to […]
Horray our first week on the boat past in a fly. And we definitely were out in the water less than expected. Getting the boat up to speed like we want takes longer than expected and is still not done. But let’s start from the beginning. Horray, la nostra prima settimana sulla barca é passata […]