Originally Posted by TPOZ3
Thank you Chuckr for your tips - i wish we were going in May too, but perhaps we will get some good winds in April.
How do we find out about the tides in Messina? We were thinking about stopping in Scilla too, but it doesn't sound great!
Can we travel through messina anytime, or is first thing in the morning the best time?
It sounds like you have a great trip planned.
We used the cruising but actually had a no wind
day so motored it. By the way 2 days before we had winds of 30-35 no the nose. So for tides we had stopped at Scilla to get out of the winds and some of the nastiest seas we have ever been in. And Scilla was really a neat little town and we enjoyed it.
We went through in the morning as soon as we had light to make roccella
I think. You have to call straits control before entering to get permission. They saw us on AIS
and called us but that is rare.
I am not on the boat
but I believe in roccella you have to really hug the port side as as of Oct 2014 the middle and starboard had shoaled in.
It is a great trip so enjoy.