The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

10 August 2019 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
09 August 2019 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
03 July 2019 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
02 July 2019 | St Paul’s Bay (position: 35 57.629’N 14 23.841’E)
26 June 2019 | Marsaxlokk (position: 35 50.121’N 14 32.961’E)
24 June 2019 | Dwejra Bay (position: 36 02.815’N 14 11.496’E)
20 June 2019 | St Julian’s, Budella Bay (position: 35 55.064’N 14 29.695’E)
15 June 2019 | Marsaxlokk Bay (position: 35 50.114’N 14 32.974’E)
13 June 2019 | Rinella Creek (position: 35 53.678’N 14 31.530’E)
09 June 2019 | St Julian’s, Balluta Bay position: (35 53.678’N 14 31.530’E)
05 June 2019 | San Niklaw Bay (position: 36 01.101’N 14 19.790’E)
03 June 2019 | Il-Hofra-z-Zghira (anchorage), position (35 50.210'N, 14 33.726'E)
10 May 2019 | Malta, Manoel Island
19 December 2018 | Gloucestershire
25 January 2018 | Gloucestershire
19 December 2017 | Gloucestershire
30 September 2017 | Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.869’N 14 32.705’E)
30 September 2017 | Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.869’N 14 32.705’E)
22 September 2017 | Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.869’N 14 32.705’E)
20 September 2017 | Siracusa anchorage (position: 37 03.612'N 15 16.811'E)

Malta, Manoel Island to Il-Hofra-z-Zghira

03 June 2019 | Il-Hofra-z-Zghira (anchorage), position (35 50.210'N, 14 33.726'E)
Bruce & Caroline Trott
An unpronounceable name for sure

Some would say that this anchorage offers nothing and this is the case if it's bars, restaurants, shops and nightlife that you're after. For us, this anchorage offers peacefulness, seclusion and even isolation with only the sounds of birds nesting in the cliffs around us... total bliss for a few days!

Over the next few weeks we plan to 'follow the wind' around Malta, Gozo and Comino. This is a new concept for us as we usually have an agenda and a destination in mind so we are intrigued to see how we'll feel and get on when we have to revisit places to seek shelter. For the time being we would suggest you ignore the 'map tracking' on sailblogs as it will certainly look a bit 'scribbly' and confusing at times.

We left Manoel Island with a prevailing NW wind so 'followed the wind' and headed 9 miles south east along Malta and taken shelter in Il-Hofra-z-Zghira, the southernmost of two horseshoe bays that are separated by a naturally created split with a huge whole in it - providing a windows view into the next bay, Il-Hofra-L-Kibra. For our first anchorage it's a beauty and we will return!


a window with a view

Notes for Cruisers:
Protected from the wind and swell from the SW to NE but open to the SE. Anchored in 8m sand - good holding.

Total distance this season: 65 nautical miles
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Vessel Name: Yacht Flirtie
Vessel Make/Model: Trident Voyager 40
Hailing Port: Dartmouth, UK
Crew: Bruce and Caroline Trott
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Who: Bruce and Caroline Trott
Port: Dartmouth, UK

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