Many miles away
31 July 2015Our 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. ...
29 July 2015On Tuesday 21st July we arrived in Trapani and we took advantage of the local fresh produce to stock up for our guests. ...
Heading for Sicily
20 July 2015On 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! ...
Sunsets and sunrises
17 July 2015Last 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 +
Posts and thanks!
13 July 2015Since a wonderful week at the last PCYC event that was Argentario Sailing Week we have been in Viareggio and are back into the maintenance mission. The combination of salt and sun makes a beautiful coat of varnish all glazed after only a month of usage. As soon as an event is over the protective covers go straight back on to the 80 year old hatches and we target the worst spots. A never ending story!!
Training day 1
19 June 2015
Good morning from Argentario
15 June 2015Thursday (11th June) evening we left the port of Viareggio in good time before the southerlies started pumping making departure impossible. The sun was setting as we negotiated the sand banks and we sailed on down to Porto Santo Stefano for Panerai's Argentario Sailing Week. All is quiet at the moment but in a few days time there will be 40+ classics lining the dock and the hustle and bustle that goes with them. Hope to see you there! ...
Eilean in Antibes!
12 June 2015"The first regatta of our season took us to the 20th edition of Les Voiles d'Antibes which successfully lived up to all expectations. Although the wind gods were not on our side blowing light each day we still managed to clinch 4th position in 3 races, and considering our rivals are considerably lighter than us we were delighted with the result. Panerai, of course, put on a wonderful show as usual with great hospitality ashore in the tent and with a lovely dinner on the dock under the gleaming varnished...
Antibes… here we go!
4 June 2015The first Panerai event in the Mediterranean is just around the corner and our voyage from Viareggio to Les Voiles D'Antibes over the last 24 hours was blessed with flat seas and easy 'sailing'. We also had a guest on board captured in these photos. ...
See you next week!
26 May 2015Last coat of varnish and we are ready for Antibes. See you next week!!! ...