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    The sailing season is about to begin

    21 April 2016

    As is often the case for Eilean at this time of year we are engaged in a whole lot of maintenance. We have taken 50+ blocks off the boat, have taken each one of them apart and given the inside workings a careful inspection. The ash wood cheeks are all sanded and given a number of coats of varnish before re-assembly. At the same time we have taken some of the interior locker doors off and are giving them touch-ups where necessary. On board we have attacked the capping rail - the curved teak...
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    The last sailing of PCYC 2015

    1 October 2015

    A great week at the last PCYC event of the year. Regates Royales in Cannes...
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    Cannes diaries

    22 September 2015

    In our run up to Cannes we have a number of day-sails planned... Here are a few images.... From dreamland stranger here. ...
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    A CSR week end on Eilean!

    14 September 2015

    On Saturday we had a great day spent taking children out for a sail in Sanremo as part of our CSR program. This morning we have arrived in St Tropez where we are at anchor and head out for a sail tomorrow. ...
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    Last weeks of our Mediterranean season

    11 September 2015

    We have just left Viareggio for Sanremo, 100 miles distant, and will be motoring overnight. Then onto the French Riviera for the final weeks of our Mediterranean season... We'll keep you updated. ...
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    A month on Eilean

    4 September 2015

    We had a wonderful August on Eilean and we would like to share some pictures with you. After the event in Sicily we headed to Sardinia, Palma de Mallorca and then Barcelona before the Panerai Classic Yacht Challenge event in Mahon. We are looking forward to an amazing September where we will visit Sanremo to take out some children as part of our Corporate Social Responsibility Program, and then onto Cannes for the final Panerai regatta of the year.
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    Many miles away

    31 July 2015

    Our event in Sciacca, south Sicily, has come to an end and we are heading directly for Palma de Mallorca 506 nautical miles away. The first couple of days we are expecting light winds and then once we are west of Sardinia we could have 25-30 knots behind us. Hoping to have an epic sail. ...
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    Trapani’s taste

    29 July 2015

    On Tuesday 21st July we arrived in Trapani and we took advantage of the local fresh produce to stock up for our guests. ...
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    Heading for Sicily

    20 July 2015

    On Saturday morning we dropped anchor off ? Ponza. A few days to get some perfect varnish and an occasional swim! This morning, Monday, we are heading for Sicily! ...
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    Sunsets and sunrises

    17 July 2015

    Last night (16th July) we left the port of Viareggio at sunset to start our journey south to Sicily. We sail with 4 crew: Captain (me!), First Mate/Engineer (Stefano Valente), Chef (Stefano D'Oria) and stewardess (Roberta Pietrasanta). Covers are on, the ship is stowed and we are ready for our 450 NM voyage. This morning we were blessed with a beautiful sunrise off the Italian coastline as we pass the island of Cèrboli off Elba. READ MORE +