After chartering in the Virgin Islands
and around the Caribbean
for the past 15 years I think the time has come to check out the Med. Our final box to tick in the Caribbean
is the Windwards and I think that is going to happen next February. Anyway, I am thinking that Southern Italy
and Tropea would be a nice place to spend a couple weeks, followed by a couple land-based weeks exploring the rest of Italy
. Just wondering what challenges we are going to face if we charter
in that area?
I think we would plan to charter
next summer or maybe the following summer, during the second half of June. I am competent in mostly all aspects of sailing, other than med mooring
. I've had to do it only once in St. Martin, but it was in a 15-20 knot
crosswind and it didn't go so well (though no damage done other than to my ego). Maybe I could hire a captain
for the first day and get some practice... Anyway, what should we expect that time of the year in Southern Italy? Anchorages
buoys or mostly marinas
? Will it be tough to find places to drop the hook or tie up? Weather
? Do charter companies facilitate one-way charters there such as Polermo to Tropea - for an additional fee of course? I've browsed all of the recent posts here and learned some, now I'm ready to get more specifics about what we are planning. The trip might be a year or two off, but I need to start gathering info and decide if we should try to incorporate a charter or do an exclusively land-based vacation
. We could also look into Greece
, but I am really interested in Italy for various reasons.
Thanks for any info!