The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

07 August 2021 | Sicily, Palermo, Nautica Galizzi (position: 38 07.372'N 13 22.218'E)
01 August 2021 | Sicily, Termini Imerese (position: 37 58.851'N 13 42.872'E) & Artemar Marina
27 July 2021 | Sicily, Cefalu (position: 38.02.042'N 14 02.463'E)
25 July 2021 | Sicily, Contrada Rais-Gerbi (position: 38 01.673'N 14 08.546'E)
24 July 2021 | Sicily, Capo d'Orlando, S.Carra (position: 38 09.354'N 14 47.674'E)
15 July 2021 | Sicily, Milazzo (position: 38 13.206'N 15 14.741'E)
10 July 2021 | Vulcano, Spaggia di Cannitello - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 22.318'N 15 00.287'E)
07 July 2021 | Lipari, Praia di Vinci - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 26.417'N 14 56.978'E)
30 June 2021 | Salina, Santa Marina - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 33. 071'N 14 52.208'E)
29 June 2021 | Lipari, Porto Pignatro Marina (position: 38 28.677'N 14 57.816'E)
27 June 2021 | Porticello, Lipari - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 30.636'N 14 57.963'E)
25 June 2021 | Caletta dei Zimmari, Panerea - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 37.600'N 15 03.993'E)
22 June 2021 | Porticello, Lipari - Aeolian Islands (position: 38 30.615'N 14 57.962'E)
16 June 2021 | Porto di Ponente, Vulcano - Aeolian Islands (position:38 25.221'N 14 57.182'E)
15 June 2021 | Milazzo (position: 38 13.217'N 15 14.710'E)
13 June 2021 | Taormina (position: 37 50.794'N 15 17.433'E)
12 June 2021 | Monte Pergola, Augusta (position: 37 14.234'N 15 14.010'E)
06 June 2021 | Siracusa anchorage (position: 37 03.604''N 15 16.734'E)
04 June 2021 | Portopalo (position: 36 40.140'N 15 06.726'E)
02 June 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)

Sicily, Capo d'Orlando to Contrada Rais-Gerbi

25 July 2021 | Sicily, Contrada Rais-Gerbi (position: 38 01.673'N 14 08.546'E)
Bruce & Caroline Trott
This isn't Cefalu - it's an anchorage and a pleasant stop just a few miles short of Cefalu

Another day and another easterly wind forecast for mid morning which allowed time to repair three tiny tears in our asymmetric sail 'snuffer sock', a protective sock that we happened to notice following yesterday's sail.


Bruce covering the tears with sail repair tape

An hour later the light wind arrived and for the second day in succession we were able to enjoy another gentle sail along the northern coastline that is mountainous more or less to the shore with only a long and narrow strip of land that is occupied by several holiday resorts, rail, road and motorway. The coastline is noticeably shallow compared to the hundreds of meters around the Aeolian Islands. This meant one thing, lobster pot lookout was required so with me on lookout, Bruce was left to check out the .apps and websites for anchorages protected from the east along this part of the coast hence the slight delay getting to Cefalu.

Sunday afternoon was probably not the best time to arrive at Contrada Rais-Gerbi as it was pretty busy with day boats or 'gommoni' (Rubber RIBS) of various sizes. The majority played music so loud that you couldn't actually hear what was being played. we counted 45 'gommoni' and three yachts anchored but as we have found (and we are thankful for this) as evening approached the RIBs leave to allow the remaining yachts to enjoy a calmer and far quieter anchorage. It was actually a beautiful spot to be anchored off a rugged cliff that changed colour throughout the day as the sun moved overhead. We ended up staying two nights here.

Total distance this season: 357.26 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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