Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 23-09-2011, 01:07   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
Need Route-Planning Advice

hi all.. our cat is currently in Turkey and we intend sailing it to Croatia for the summer season in 2012... however i have look for endless hours on the net for route planning advice but have not yet found anything helpful.

please could someone share their views or experiences regarding the best time of year to sail there as well as the best route to take through Greece and toward the Adriatic ..

new to this forum so really hope it works??!!??
__________________

__________________
EZ55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2011, 07:59   #2
Registered User
 
Katiusha's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 800
Re: need route planning advice

Could moderators maybe move this post to the Med forum?
__________________

__________________
Katiusha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2011, 08:17   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 5
Re: need route planning advice

thanks
__________________
EZ55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2011, 11:26   #4
Registered User
 
multihullsailor6's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Cruising in the SUN! Cruising towards Malta.
Boat: 37' Oldenziel cat
Posts: 442
Re: need route planning advice

Quote:
Originally Posted by Katiusha View Post
Could moderators maybe move this post to the Med forum?
This IS the Med forum, or not?
__________________
Roger
Catamaran "Burnout"
multihullsailor6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2011, 14:50   #5
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Corsica (France)
Boat: Bavaria 37
Posts: 239
Re: Need Route-Planning Advice

Well, the more advices you will have, the best for you... So I wil be a little affirmative...
In my opinion, the best period will be between May 15 th and end of June.
Sailing west could be difficult at any moment in these area, but it will be easier to find "windows"...
The route will be W through the Cyclades. Wonderful cruising at these period : not too much people and flowers everywhere int the islands (Delos is one of the most interesting archeological site in the world)
Don't sail more south than Milos to join after the Saronic Gulf and Korinthos Canal. Then you will have a lot of shelters in the Patras Gulf (Delphes is the other "most interesting archeological site in the world" and accessible from Itea or Galaxidi).
You will arrive to Kefalonia and then north to Croatia. But you know, north of Kefalonia, Ithaque is the island of Ulysses !!!
A wonderful sailing trip indeed. Enjoy it !
__________________
Jacques2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-09-2011, 17:41   #6
Marine Service Provider

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Marmaris
Boat: FP Orana 2010, Lipari 2011, Hélia 2013, Catana C 47 2013
Posts: 1,033
Re: Need Route-Planning Advice

If you don't have time constraints, I would wait until the meltemi sets up. (later and later every year, May definately too early..) Korinthos canal is the shortest way and once you are Ionian sea, just take care of Bora's. (strong and sudden northerlies. Again the later you go, the less the chance of facing them)
Good luck

Yeloya
__________________

__________________
yeloya is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Route Planning with GRIB - Work in Progress PjotrC OpenCPN 208 27-08-2012 01:31
Twelve Month Caribbean Route Advice savuti Atlantic & the Caribbean 18 25-09-2011 17:06
Route Planning Using Existing Waypoints edsailing OpenCPN 5 24-08-2011 03:38
Sailing Sept. 1 from BVI (Tortola) to Panama - Advice, Please Panamajames Atlantic & the Caribbean 12 17-07-2011 11:00
iPad Route Navigation Cotemar Navigation 3 05-05-2011 07:25



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 15:43.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.