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Summer 2022

Chasing the Wind

The weather forecast was favourable to sail from Sicily to mainland Italy, the wind was due to be force 3-4 from the southeast and our plan was to head along the bottom of the boot towards Crotone which would be approximately 150 nm. We got ourselves and ZigZag prepared for an overnight passage, untied our […]

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Summer 2022

Catania

After an uneventful trip 40nm up the east coast of Sicily we arrived in Catania. There was very little wind for the majority of the journey so we ended up having to motor almost the entire way. Catania is the second largest city in Sicily. It is situated at the foot of Mount Etna, the […]

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Summer 2022

Siracusa

We stayed almost a week enjoying the sights of Siracusa. Ortygia Island (also called Città Vecchia or Old City) is connected to the main city by the Umbertino bridge and is full of ancient buildings. As you wander through its busy narrow streets with their overhanging ornate balconies, you are faced with piazzas and grand […]

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Summer 2022

First Sail of the Season

The weather forecast predicted a good sailing wind to leave Marina di Ragusa, so we cast off our lines and set off to Portopalo on the south east point of Sicily With a force 4-5 westerly wind blowing, we had a great downwind sail with just the Genoa out. We saw a small turtle swim […]