Hi all... we have just completed our first season as new sailors
cruising around the Ionian
on our 2011 Lagoon 380
. For anyone who saw our early attempts at med mooring
and to any boats we bumped on the way in ... we apologise !!
As the year went on we became more competent at both sailing and mooring
so hopefully we have learned a lot in this our first year.The Ionian
islands of Corfu, Lefkas and Kefalonia are a great place to learn, the weather
is forgiving ( mostly ! ), it is easy to slip into a port or harbour if things get rough and the people are just so friendly.
It's difficult to compare our boat
with others as we have never sailed anything else, but in our opinion the Lagoon
is just perfect for the Ionian - small enough to get into all the ports
and bays while giving enough space for 7 or 8 people.
We have had quite a few maintenance
issues but nothing we did not expect having read all the forum posts before we bought a boat
!All in all we are two very happy newbies - apart from watching her being hauled out for the winter ( we nearly cried !! ). Is it nearly April yet !!
Our boat is pretty distinctive as Lagoon
decided to put a big motiff down the sides ... so if you saw us during the season please say hello !!