Originally Posted by RobMinton
We're prepping for our transAt to the Med in May. Still trying to figure out this Schengen deal with the 90 days in Schengen nations and 90 days out. It seems its going to take some strategic planning of when and where to check in/check out.
Does anyone have any experience with overstaying the allotted 90 days?
Could you claim mechanical/boat troubles?
Looks like we'll be spending more time in Croatia
than originally anticipated...which isn't a bad thing.
Rob - we sailed across in "13 - so this spring starting out 6th year here. 90 is 90 -- have we over stayed? -- yes -- a couple of times we checked in and out so many places it was hard to tell when we were in and out. But they got these new fancy things called computers
and better data bases perhaps s0 -- it also depends on where you check out.
As for problems - depends - we broke our prop in Crete and had to send it to the UK to get it fixed. By the time we made Rhodes we were 2 weeks over they were going to fine us. I claimed act of God - they said no pay -- it was an interesting hour discussion in which the woman with me thought I might end up in jail. But in the end we did not have to pay but I would bet there is a little tick next to my name in the computer data base.
We have sailed almost the entire Med as well as all the Black Sea. We wintered over 2x in Tunisia
- 3x in Turkey
and this winter in Israel
is the best by far of any - we wish we had spent more winters here.
OH - do a bit of research
on St Johns fest in the Azores and make sure you get there for it. It is one of the great times you will ever see anywhere in the world. Also when you leave the Azores check out and save the sailing days to Portugal.
any more pm me.