The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

10 March 2022 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
05 March 2022 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
01 March 2022 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
10 January 2022 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
16 December 2021 | Ashton under Hill
16 August 2021 | Sicily, Boat Service Trapani (position: 38.00.840'N 12.31.297'E)
14 August 2021 | Sicily, Trapani (position 38 00.427'N 12 30.245'E) eastern anchorage behind southern breakwater
12 August 2021 | Sicily, Cornino (position: 38 05.712'N 12 39.510'E)
09 August 2021 | Sicily, Terrasini Sud (position: 38 09.412'N 13 04.709'E)
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)

Sicily, Terrasini Sud to Cornino

12 August 2021 | Sicily, Cornino (position: 38 05.712'N 12 39.510'E)
Bruce & Caroline Trott
windy afternoons whilst anchored at the base of Monte Cofano!

We've survived the worst of the heat and are now anchored another 24 miles further along the coast just off a seaside town in the bay of Cornino, barely 15 miles from Tripani. We can't believe our luck as yet another easterly pushed us slowly along the coastline that was shrouded by low lying clouds and haze until it finally lifted mid afternoon.

According to the BBC, Sicily may have recorded the highest temperature in Europe since records began, a whopping 48.8C (119.8F). Admittedly the past few days have been unbearable and we've not ventured ashore at all. Instead our mission has been to find ways to stay cool. The fine mist of a spray gun (filled with fresh water taken from the fridge) over the skin worked surprisingly well with a 'cooling towel' wrapped around the head - highly recommended. Taking dips in the sea provided temporary relief even if it was pretty warm.

Over the past weeks we've noticed white patches appearing on the bottom of the hull, primer patches no less. Earlier in the season we checked the antifoul paint and it was looking pretty good considering so we were hoping for it to last this season and through the winter. No such luck. Clearly the antifoul has started to wear off despite not doing many sea miles so research for a boatyard and availability is now on the agenda to hopefully get a date in the diary so that we can adjust our cruising plans accordingly.

Total distance this season: 447.76 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
About:
Welcome to Sailing Yacht Flirtie's blog. We are Bruce and Caroline and this blog serves as a personal record of our adventures and experiences since leaving the UK in 2012 whilst allowing family and friends to keep up-to-date with our whereabouts. [...]
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Yacht Flirtie

Who: Bruce and Caroline Trott
Port: Dartmouth, UK

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