Tag Archives: 2013

Arrivederci Sardegne

We are finally on our way from Sardinia to Napoli on the Italian mainland, where we will be mooring Nimmie for the next 12 months. We flew into Alghero on Friday morning with Jase and Lee who are helping us … Continue reading

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A weekend away

This time last week we were in Alghero with my cousins, Bryan and Linda. It was a long weekend of planned boat jobs plus a few we hadn’t! Having got up at the crack of dawn, we caught the early flight … Continue reading

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Six chicks hit Sardinia

Day one:We arrived at Nimrod in time for breakfast beers, was this to set the pattern for things to come? Foolishly allowed Benny to select a play list which consisted of Kenny Rogers! Thank god for Jo and Liz’s Ibiza … Continue reading

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Weekend in Alghero

We were really looking forward to a long weekend away. The forecast was looking good at 36 degrees with light winds – perfect for some R&R in a local bay. The six of us arrived in Alghero at 10am after … Continue reading

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Tranquil in Asinara

We had an uneventful night sail over to Sardinia on Friday evening despite crossing the Straits of Bonifacio – a heavy shipping channel. We saw a couple of large freight liners and a superyacht but none of them close enough … Continue reading

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Return to Bonifacio

We awoke on Thursday morning to brilliant sunshine in Rondinara so we had a champagne breakfast to celebrate Graham’s birthday before heading off for lunch to the Cavallo island in the Straits of Bonifacio. There are a number of very … Continue reading

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Meteo madness

Michael writes, with Graham jogging his failing memory: Recovered from our night sail, it was time to “nip around” to Porto Vecchio, some 10 nm away. The Meteo Marine smartphone app promised us wind force 2-3 variable: usually code for … Continue reading

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Bastia

We arrived in Bastia on Sat afternoon in plenty of time to do a crew swap. The marina is cramped with a narrow entrance but luckily it went seamlessly. After sorting ourselves out we went into town for a final … Continue reading

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Saint Florent and Macinaggio

We left Calvi after buying breakfast from town and refuelling as it is 50 cents per litre cheaper than in Sardinia. We made our way north eastwards towards the bottom of the tip of Corsica. Winds were yet again light … Continue reading

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Guests blog – SY Nimrod – 20/06/13 – Calvi

Yesterday saw us departing the delightful Girolata after a lazy breakfast, at 10.20. Discussion between skipper (Jo) and first mate (Liz) about the necessity of sails resulted in the good ship Nimrod, which our generous hosts have transformed from weekend … Continue reading

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