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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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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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When Sailing we fished our first tuna (log06)

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

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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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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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a new anchor and the eastern coast of Sardinia (log03)

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 […]

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autopilot, waterfilter and lot more (log02)

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 […]

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arriving, unpacking and sailing (log01)

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 […]

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Happy eastern and Happy new life – log00

Welcome to WhenSailing and welcome to our new adventure. About a year ago, Micheal came up with this crazy idea to start living on a boat to allow us to discover the world piece by piece. First it was just this idea flying around and we did not take it seriously. But somehow we could […]