2017 – Mediterranean Voyage Planning


May 2017

1. Southampton, UK to Bilbao, Spain

15/05/2017 - 22/05/2017

Distance: about 600 miles
Hazards: Big waves, big winds, big distances, only 1 or 2 ports - this leg is not for boys
Crew:

  • Sergei
  • Nigel
  • Alex
  • Shaun


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1. Southampton, UK to San Bilbao, Spain 01:00
1. Southampton, UK to San Bilbao, Spain
May 14 @ 01:00 – May 21 @ 13:00
Sailing across Biscay isn’t something to be taken lightly. Firstly, shortly after leaving Camaret, there’s the Raz de Sein – a ferocious piece of water with very strong tides and dangerous overfalls. Timing is everything;[...]
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June 2017

2. Bilbao, Spain to La Coruna, Spain

05/06/2017 - 13/06/2017

Hazards: Rapidly changing weather, the swell - long, high waves, tides, uneven bottom is some areas results in broken and dangerous seas
Highlights:Basque coast and cuisine, Galician coast and cuisine
Crew:

  • Sergei
  • Alexander
  • Dmitriy

3. La Coruna, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal

15/06/2017 - 24/06/2017

Distance: about 360 miles
Hazards: Rapidly changing weather, frequent fog, the swell - long, high waves, tides, strong west wind makes entrance into some rivers and marina dangerous or impossible, too much sangria
Highlights: Galician Rias, Cape Finisterre, Lisbon
Crew:

  • Sergei
  • Dmitriy


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2. Bilbao, Spain to La Coruna, Spain 08:00
2. Bilbao, Spain to La Coruna, Spain
Jun 5 @ 08:00 – Jun 13 @ 20:00
The North West coast of Spain, which extends from the Atlantic border with France round the NW corner and down as far as the harbour of Bayona, is one of the most neglected and therefore[...]
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3. La Coruna, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal 08:00
3. La Coruna, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal
Jun 15 @ 08:00 – Jun 24 @ 20:00
The North West corner of Spain (between Ribadeo and Bayona), is Galicia, a wonderful cruising ground (8/10) comprising about 180nm of granite coastline deeply indented with steep sided ‘Rias’, each just a day sail from[...]
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July 2017

4. Lisbon, Portugal to Gibraltar

12/07/2017 - 20/07/2017

Distance: about 350 miles
Hazards: Strong current and winds in Gibraltar, fish nets and cages along the coast, monkeys!!!
Highlights: Faro, Cadiz, Gibraltar
Crew:

  • Sergei
  • ...

5. Gibraltar to Alicante, Spain

22/07/2017 - 30/07/2017

Distance: about 330 miles
Hazards: Strong afternoon sea breezes reaching 40 knots. Lot's of tiny fish nets. Too much sun, too much sangria!
Highlights: Marbella, Cartagena, Mar Menor, Isla de Tabarca, Alicante
Crew:

  • Sergei
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4. Lisbon, Portugal to Gibraltar 08:00
4. Lisbon, Portugal to Gibraltar
Jul 12 @ 08:00 – Jul 20 @ 20:00
Once east of Cap St Vincent (the SW corner of Portugal), there’s a marked change to a sunny climate. Good communications and mild winters make this a popular region for winter layup or live-aboard. Otherwise,[...]
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5. Gibraltar to Alicante, Spain 08:00
5. Gibraltar to Alicante, Spain
Jul 22 @ 08:00 – Jul 30 @ 20:00
If you’re looking for a lively culture, sail down the Costa del Sol in the province of Malaga, a major gastronomic center of Spain that hosts a vibrant contemporary arts scene. On the mainland, you’ll[...]
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August 2017

Two choices here - either go along Spanish coast or make a detour via Balearic Islands - Ibiza, Mallorca, Menorca
Plans for these two legs are under development, please come back later