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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18 September 2019

At anchor off Cambrils

Position update - at anchor off Cambrils

16 September 2019

At anchor off Punta de la Banya

Position update - at anchor off Punta de la Banya

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, [...]

04 June 2019

Mallorca – Porto Colom

On Tuesday morning we went ashore to the small café in a very small bay off Cala de s’Aguila for a leisurely breakfast. Once back on the boat we prepared for the trip today which was along the south coast of Mallorca.

Mallorca – Palma

07 June 2019
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.

Palma is set in a huge bay and is one of the largest yachting centres in the Mediterranean. There is berthing for several thousand yachts in 9 marinas. This includes everything right up to superyachts.

Entering the harbour was a great experience as there were ships, superyachts and plenty of normal yachts coming and going. Real Club Nautico Palma is a very nice marina and club house. You know it’s a large marina when there is a supermarket on the marina itself!

On Saturday, we took a taxi out to Santa Ponsa to meet our friends from Symphony. We met them in Northern Spain in 2017 and again last year in Gibraltar. It was great to catch up and hear what they have been doing so far this year.

During our 3 days in Palma, we visited the old town and walked up to the Castell de Bellver. On our last night we had a very nice meal in the Real Club Nautico restaurant. We also met our friends from Seasalter, a yacht that was beside us over winter last year and ended up talking with them on board their boat, until late.

All in all, Palma was a great place to stop for a few days and would be our last port of call in Mallorca. Tomorrow we are returning to Ibiza for the onwards journey back to the mainland.

Time: 4:30 hours Miles: 25nm Total Time: 134:00 hours Total Miles: 762nm
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