The adventures of Yacht Flirtie

20 February 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
07 February 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
03 February 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
31 January 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
26 January 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
19 January 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
10 January 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
23 December 2020 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
17 December 2020 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
18 November 2020 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
08 September 2020 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
20 December 2019 | Gloucestershire
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)

Vlog - Porto Turistico Marina di Ragusa

20 February 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
Bruce & Caroline Trott
Many cruisers are now choosing to document their travels through a vlog (a form of blog for which the medium is video, and is a form of web television) rather than a blog.

One of the cruisers here in Porto Turistico Marina di Ragusa (Sailing Yacht Talia) does precisely that and in our opinion they have produced a very professional video that they should be extremely proud of. Their views pretty much sum up why we and so many other cruisers really love Porto Turistico Marina di Ragusa: https://www.portoturisticomarinadiragusa.it/en

We hope you enjoy this vlog as much as we do:

Windy - Wind Vane Steering (part 2)

07 February 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
Bruce Trott
In my previous blog "Windy - Wind Vane Steering" I was about to contact Imre Aljas https://windyselfsteering.com/selfsteering/contact-us/ for more information about his Wind Vane Steering solution.

Specifically I was looking for him to tell us more about the mounting options for our particular yacht/transom style and I was keen to see further pictures focusing on the quality of his engineering.

Whilst Imre provides a standard mounting bracket that would work with many yachts


standard transom mount

...in our case he recommended a customised bracket that could be attached to our bathing platform.

On the Windy website, Imre details various transom styles (Type 1, 2 and 3) and the measurements that he requires https://windyselfsteering.com/selfsteering/order/ but in our case he needed additional measurements which he clearly communicated with the aid of drawings. It was all very clear and simple to follow. This was the outcome once all the dimensions were provided:


customised mount

As for the quality of the engineering, I think you'll agree it looks "Pretty Dang Spiffy" - Mads Dahlke Sail Life's youtube channel... thanks Mads for the catch phrase ;-)


detail of bronze drum and control wires


vane attachment and counterweights


steering oar and mounting


standard mount on a vertical transom


without remote control


with remote control


a unit ready for shipping


To be continued.

Our first gelato of 2021

03 February 2021 | Sicily, Marina di Ragusa (position: 36 46.863'N 14 32.701'E)
Bruce & Caroline Trott
On Monday (1st Feb 2021) we came out of complete lockdown (Red) and we are now designated Orange. That's means there has been a slight easing of some of the restrictions so today we have enjoyed our 1st gelato of 2021 sat on a bench on the promenade overlooking a mirror calm sea in glorious sunshine. The weather is looking pretty darned good for the next 2-3 days so its back on with the shorts tomorrow I think ;-)
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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