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Exploring the beautiful Western Mediterranean basin

The Western Mediterranean basin is composed of a large triangle of sea between Syracuse to Genoa and Gibraltar. This of course includes Corsica, Sardinia and the Balearics Islands. For those interested in History, this area saw the rise of the Roman Empire and also witnessed the Phoenician merchants and the Greek sailors founding trade counters 3000 years ago.

Exploring the beautiful Western Mediterranean basin

Passage: Toulon, France to Lanzarote, Canary Islands

After more than eight weeks of intensive maintenance work at IMS-300 Shipyard, S/V Curanta Cridhe was finally put back into the water. Her summer season in the Med coupled with a strict maintenance program imposed a lot of work on the boat.

Passage: Toulon, France to Lanzarote, Canary Islands

CURANTA CRIDHE: Winner of 2016 BVI Spring Regatta in cruising catamaran class.

Curanta Cridhe is primarily a great cruising boat. She has been designed with blue water circum-navigation in mind and can certainly cruise with style in luxury. But today, we may add more qualities to this superb sailing vessel. We won first place in our multihull class at the 2016 BVI Spring Regatta! What an amazing week we had racing against other catamarans in the beautiful waters of the British Virgin Islands...

CURANTA CRIDHE: Winner of 2016 BVI Spring Regatta in cruising catamaran class.

Next stop Madeira

Curanta Cridhe, as her name suggests, really has a Brave Heart and she kept on sailing against the NW winds and the ferocious waves with courage and determination. Despite the fact life was pretty hard going, the crew kept a superb morale and maintained safe watches on board.

Next stop Madeira

Toulon to Lanzarote - continued

We did very well so far with our schedule, so I allowed the crew to rest a bit for two days, the time to provision and clean the boat, explore Gibraltar and change the biological beat of the watch schedule. Gibraltar is an interesting example of the British Naval dominance in this world.

Toulon to Lanzarote - continued
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