It is a relatively short hop so no problems but watch out for the mistral. Wait for it to pass and then go one day later after the swell has died down. I made the mistake of thinking i could out-run it from Mahon to Carloforte but the forecast
had under-estimated the speed of the developing mistral. No prblm, we managed OK but it was a bit more challenging than i had anticipated. Think most ladies might have found it unpleasant unless they were hardened sailors
One trick to calm the nerves of the admiral is to have the engine
running even though you might not need it, although it would obviously help with charging
Carloforte is much nicer than Cagliari. Before going into the carloforte marina (10% discount for CA members) i would suggest you stop in the sandy bay Caletta, about 6 nm to W of carloforte. Well protected from most directions except W or SW. You might like it so much that you delay your 6 nm around the corner to Carloforte.
I see you have a Dufor 43. I have a Jeanneau
43ds and hv 2m draft
which i guess is the same as yours and decided not to pick up fuel
at the fuel
quay in carloforte because i was not convinced there was sufficient depth
. It is a short hop 3nm E to Calasetta/S. Antioco where there is a good fuel quay w plenty of depth
. While you are in Carloforte there are a couple of excellent restuarants which celebate the history
of tuna fishing
in the region. My favourite is osteria della Tonnara, also known as Ristorante da Andrea. You could have a 9 course meal of tuna whith each course being a different preparation of a different part of the tuna.
As an alternative if you chicken out for the distance you could stop at Fertilia/Alghero and go to marina Usai which is located a little way up a river and better protected than Alghero (and cheaper). Fertilia is not a very beautiful place but it it is well protected and practical. Direct bus to Alghero airport
hv a good trip