Brindabella

Vessel Name: Brindabella
Vessel Make/Model: Najad 405
Hailing Port: Suffolk Yacht Harbour, UK
Crew: Simon, Fiona and Bella the dog!
About: Simon and Fiona had Brindabella built in Sweden before she was launched in 2009. They sailed her from Sweden back to Suffolk in the UK.
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19 September 2019

Tarragona

Position update: In city of Tarragona for a few days

18 September 2019

At anchor off Cambrils

Position update - at anchor off Cambrils

16 September 2019

At anchor off Punta de la Banya

We returned to Brindabella on Saturday, after driving down through France and Spain over the past 7 days. We stopped in some great villages and towns on the way. Some were new such as the cheese town of Neufchatel and a walnut oil farm in Availles en Chatellerault and some we have been to before such [...]

16 June 2019

Sant Carles de la Rapita

We are now in our final marina at Sant Carles de la Rapita, having completed the last sail of this spring's cruise.

14 June 2019

Burriana

After two nights in Denia, we moved closer to Sant Carles, which is to be our final port for this spring. We chose Burriana which is large port containing a couple of marinas and was about halfway.

12 June 2019

Denia

It was our last night in Ibiza and the last in the Balearics. We were heading to Denia on the mainland coast. Once out of the harbour, there was a steady F4 blowing. This gave us a great broad reach and powered the boat through the sea that was still running from last night. We put the autohelm on and [...]

11 June 2019

Ibiza – Sant Antoni

Today we were moving around to Sant Antoni on the north west cost of Ibiza. This would position us for the return trip to the mainland. There were still large waves rolling into the anchorage at Cala Sant Vincent from the winds overnight. Getting Bella ashore was quite a challenge as the waves were breaking [...]

10 June 2019

Ibiza – Cala Sant Vincent

Today, we left Mallorca to return to Ibiza. During our two stays in Mallorca we visited 8 ports over 22 nights. This included staying on anchor or buoy for 10 nights which are always some of the best.

07 June 2019

Mallorca – Palma

We made a reservation for the Real Club Nautico Palma for a few days. We had tried to come here on our first trip to Mallorca in May, but there was a big regatta and all marinas in Palma were fully booked.

06 June 2019

Mallorca – Colonia de Sant Jordi

Today, we came around the south west corner of Mallorca in search of a good anchorage that was out of the swell for the night. We looked at several, but many would not have been a comfortable anchorage. The one we chose was off Colonia de Sant Jordi. The anchorage was protected by a quay and some rocks, [...]

Mallorca – Cala de s’Aguila

03 June 2019
Today we were left Menorca to return to Mallorca and start to work our way back to mainland Spain via Ibiza. On our outward journey we had covered the north coast of Mallorca and Ibiza and we were now keen to see the south coast of each island.

Menorca has been a delightful island. It is low lying and not particularly busy in late May and early June. We have still found empty anchorages such as the stunning Cala Macarella and Cala Son Saura and also enjoyed the two towns of Ciudadela and Mahon. We have visited 7 ports and anchorages in total on the island.

We left Fornells and motor sailed around the top of Menorca. This was through a marine reserve and was a completely natural seascape. We set a course for the remaining 6 hours to Mallorca. The wind built to a steady F3 and we had one of the best sails of the year, with no swell and the sun was shining. We sailed right up to the anchorage at Cala de s’Aguila.

Cala de s’Aguila was a busy tourist beach during the day, but in the evening it soon cleared. There was a very large area of sand to anchor on with crystal clear water.

Time: 8:00 hours Miles: 42nm Total Time: 121:00 hours Total Miles: 691nm
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