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Old 03-03-2015, 09:41   #46
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Re: Who is planning to cruise the Med?

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What is a fishing cove? On the last 3 years I sailed near 10 000nm on the med and sailed most of the time sometimes wasting as little as 40L of fuel on a full sailing month doing about 1000nm.

It seems to me that you need a new sailboat, one that can sail on the light or strong winds that the med is known for. If not, in your case a proper motorboat would make more sense. Certainly my average motoring time is below 30% on the last 3 years.
It sounds like they cruise with a "Charter" mentality
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Re: Who is planning to cruise the Med?

Since deciding not to have a sightseeing plan whilst cruising,our ratio of sailing has gone way up!
Now we take short hops favouring light winds and beam reaches as far as possible.
Much more relaxed,but of course we have now seen most of the desirable sights in the Med.

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Re: Who is planning to cruise the Med?

I don't have nearly the experience that the previous comments but I can tell you that in Italy people often come out and anchor for the day and then leave the anchorage at night. We found that we had to have a short scope in the day and then could let out the scope at night. There were also a lot more anchorages then the guide books mention.

The first year in Italy my ex wife and decided that the only mistake we could make was trying to go to far. over 10 weeks of sailing we hit a grand total of 90 miles. There were just so many interesting places to stop and explore.

Elba, Bonifacio, NE Sardinia (before the crowds), and SE Sardinia are all wonderful places.
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