Corsica, Macinaggio to Port Toga (Bastia) Log
27 June 2017 | Port Toga marina (position: 42 42.480'N 09 27.299'E)
Bruce & Caroline
Spending 5 hours sweating profusely whilst motor sailing south, head on into a 2-3m swell with very little wind to speak of wasn't our idea of fun but we did appreciate owning a heavy yacht like Flirtie as she punched her way through the swell with such ease compared to the other yachts heading in the same direction.
We chose to follow the 50m contour. Whether this made the sea state slightly less confused we don't know but it was pretty comfortable until the final hour as we approached Port Toga. A change in course resulted in the swell being broadside to us making us roll from side to side and then it became very uncomfortable so we left all the fender and rope work until we were sheltered behind the breakwater at Port Toga. Following a brief call on VHF channel 9 an attendant in a dory arrived to show us to our berth and helped with our ropes before confirming the location of the capitainerie and that potable water was available on the jetty - what a different experience compared to that of Macinaggio.
We've noticed that the barometer has dropped 12 bars in 24 hours - it's the lowest recording we've seen at 986... this tells us that strong winds and possibly rain are definitely on the way!
Total distance this season: 408.73 nautical miles