Discovering Poros

Legend has it that once you visit Poros you will always return  (published August 2017) The azure sea was smooth as satin, touching the infinite sky under a veil of silvery haze. We had been motoring for nearly eight hours from Kythnos to Poros, a tiny island clinging to the

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Color Outside the Lines

A charter in the Greek Cyclades Islands puts rainbows to shame  (published Dec/Jan 2016-17) I had always thought that if Greece were a color, it would be white: all that ancient white marble architecture of the Acropolis and the dry yellow-white rocky hills of its thousands of islands. But after

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Discovering the Eastern Mediterranean

The Eastern Med Yacht Rally opens doors to the wonders of the 'cradle of civilization"  (published March 2013) In the spring of 2011, as we enjoyed a tranquil life aboard in Turkey, we were transfixed by the news as the Arab Spring unfolded. We were staying in Kemer, southern Turkey,

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Cruising Croatia

Exploring new grounds on the Dalmatian Coast  (published March 2012) Our group of eight had been to the British Virgin Islands twice and had a great time during both trips, but we were looking for new adventures and a next step in sailing challenges. Descriptions of the Dalmatian Coast sounded

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Please Go Away…Sailing, That is

(published March 2014) Sailing on other peoples’ boats (chartering) for a summer vacation somewhere you have always dreamed of exploring is a great way to experience something new.  Even if you have your own boat at home, chartering opens up doors to experiences that you may never have otherwise.   

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Bonifacio, Corsica

Lat    41°23', 4N; Long 009°09', 8E  (published January 2014) Most of the planning we did for a week’s charter from the new Sunsail base in Cannigione, Sardinia, was around the logistics of getting there from the United States. We also read the excellent guidebook Italian Waters Pilot, published by Imray,

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Sardinia

39°14’47” N, 09°03’27” E  Not just for megayachts   (published August 2012) While much of Sardinia is rural and undeveloped, the northeast coast has become an aquamarine playground for the rich and famous and their floating palaces. Persian Prince Aga Khan “discovered” these magnificent cruising grounds in the 1960s and

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