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FROM CASTOS TO VULTURE BAY

After so much Upwind motoring shearwater lived up to her name by skimming the waves under Spinnaker all day heading se in a 15 knot wind on the beam. We’ve had this cut as an asymmetric Spinnaker . So we can sail with a side wind. One person can drop it ! At vulture bay […]

IN THE MELTEMI GALE WIND

From the Sporades, a full days sailing south with engine, when needed, at over six knots took us to Skiros – course southwest – hoping for following winds…but it was headwinds. The old town the other side is reachable by bus.  Not seeing attractions in the harbour to tempt us, we left at 5.30 next […]

LEAVING THE SPORADES – summer 2021

This summer David and Sarah’s voyage of over 400 miles was from the Sporade s of north east Greece round the bottom of the Peloponnese and up to Kalamata, where Shearwater is now in the port yard for the winter.   It has been the second summer of COVID causing everyone travel problems, and we […]