Med Cruise week 8 – Calvi to Cargèse – “Dog-leg” Passage

Dogleg Passage – Approach The Calvi to Cargèse passage (37M) saw us make an early start to arrive in time for lunch, leaving the option to continue to Ajaccio if Cargèse was full or didn’t look interesting.  In fine weather with little wind again but the threat of showers nearby, we took the spectacular narrow passage between Ile […]

PYC Med Summer Cruise Week 8: From Menton and the Almost Circumnavigation of Corsica

Crew:   John (skipper) & Alice H, Sue, Andy B & Rob (guest) The five of us departed Menton on June 21st at 1700 – having been given several extra hours by the marina staff – so speedily we were  like the proverbial cork from the bottle being reluctant to pay an extra night’s berthing fees. Safely […]

Week 7 PYC Summer Cruise: Sailing The Riviera – Hyeres to Menton via St Tropez, Antibes and Monaco

This was the skipper’s day off – crew change-over day on Saturday 14thJune in Hyeres-Port St Pierre near Toulon. Leonie, Deborah and David arose (not much earlier than usual!) to take their 10am taxi to Toulon and then on by train to Marseille for their return flight. The new crew was due to join me […]

Week 6 of the Summer Cruise – The Remasting of Quartette “near” Marseille and some Riviera sailing

Two days before boarding our flight to Marseille for week 6 of the Summer Cruise, I received a text from Cruise Co-ordinator Supremo, Andy Bowerman, confirming that QT had arrived on Thursday 5th June on schedule at the mouth of the Rhone after a speedy decent of that fast flowing river and was lying alongside […]

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