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Are you or will you be in the Med for the Spring and Summer of this year? Do you have advice on destinations or precautions? Want to meet up with fellow sailors that are close by? If so, then you should join and share your experiences!

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Book Exchanges in the Med?

Started by Andrea. Last reply by Andrea Jul 19, 2009. 3 Replies

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Comment by Peter Kafer on September 28, 2011 at 9:59pm

It's beena while since I last logged onto Seaknots.  Now, I have a question.  Can anyone recommend places to put a boat on the hard near Toulon, France or Genoa, Italy?

 

Peter

s/v Now or Never!

Comment by Franc on June 27, 2010 at 9:12am
Comment by Lorenzo Camillo on March 31, 2010 at 6:52am
Hi Andrea, glad you liked Sardinia... and all the rest there is nearby, Corsica etc. You didn't mention Capri, Positano, Ponza, Palmarol or Ventotene, these are well worth visiting. Further away and something different, is Tunisia, for me a fascinating landfall, Bizerte, then Sidi bu said, ancient Carthagena. From there to Malta, also fascinating.

I havn't cruised Croatia yet, but I will. As you know, Turkey has been a favourite of mine, having spent four years there. When you go I can give you many tips.
Fair winds
Comment by Andrea on March 30, 2010 at 5:34am
We loved loved it! We basically started with the Balearic Islands headed over to Sicily, the Aeolian Islands, Sardinia, Corsica then to Barcelona. Along the way we found so many beautiful places to add to our list of favorites.

Balearic Islands - Formentera
Sicily - Cefalu
Sardinia, Costa Smeralda - Cala Coda di Cavallo
Sardinia, Costa Smeralda - In general it is just beautiful
Strait of Bonifacio - Lavezzi
Corsica - Bonifacio

Our blog in the med starts with this post:
http://seaknots.ning.com/profiles/blogs/in-the-med-in-the-news-in-the

Other long standing favorites we have are:
France - St. Tropez
Corsica - Girolata
Corsica - Calvi
Spain, Costa Brava - Cadaques

Now that our boat is in the Med we hope to discover new places to add to our list of favorites! Do you have any suggestions? Love to hear them!
Comment by Lorenzo Camillo on March 16, 2010 at 7:44am
Andrea, sorry I missed your comment on a visit to the Costa Smeralda, my home sailing ground. Tell me, how did it go?
Comment by Andrea on August 10, 2009 at 4:18am
We will be spending the next month in Costa Smeralda, Sardinia, Italy. Does anyone have any advice on anchorages, marinas, restaurants or any other local knowledge that would make our time here even more special?
Comment by Peter Kafer on July 21, 2009 at 7:54pm
A friend is sending his boat to Genoa. He plans to leave it in the Med indefinitely. We will be spending a lot of time on the boat and are interested in anchorages and marinas in and around Genoa--about 100 miles each way from there. Any info would be appreciated.
Comment by Alain Brauckmann on July 19, 2009 at 12:22pm
I sendet Frank a google earth plugin ..
There are some safe areas ...

Comment by Andrea on July 19, 2009 at 2:47am
Right now we are headed to Sicily and Costa Smeralda. I hope there are some safe anchorages so we don't have to go to a marina every day. Do you have any recommendations?
Comment by Gjertrud Rian on June 7, 2009 at 3:30am
We are in Greece after staying/working on the boat for a year, and will go westward as soon as we receive a new genoa, hopefully mid June. Probably visiting Egypt first, then Crete and Malta. Sailing family with two teenagers onboard!
 

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