1000 NM upwind – day 10/17 (23 photos)


Nafpaktos – Corfu 136 NM

I was lucky to be a part of this fabulous adventure 1 and half-year ago. We had to transfer a 36 foot long sailing boat from Finike (Turkey) to Funtana (Croatia). We made it in 17 days and we left 1142 NM behind us. The route was Porec (Croatia) – Wien (Austria) – Antalya (Turkey) – Finike (Turkey) – Rhodos (Greece) – Kos (Greece) – Amorgos (Greece) – Mykonos (Greece) – Athene (Greece) – Chorint (Greece) – Nafpaktos (Greece) – Corfu (Greece) – Otranto (Italy) – Monopoli (Italy) – Vieste (Italy) – Vis (Croatia) – Murter (Croatia) – Unije (Croatia) and home, Funtana. It was the adventure of my life, the 17 best days ever.

Here is the day 10, the 02.10.2010. Nafpaktos – Corfu 136 NM

Night, day, night … the “longest day” of the trip. We were sitting on a terrace in Nafpaktos and around midnight we saw that the sea was calm like the oil. After a 5 minutes discussion we decided to sail away. The boat was ready in 1 hour so we left Nafpaktos. We were not sure on which point to sail under the bridge (the one connecting Greece and Pelopones) but we made it. The sea was crowded, full of cruisers and fisherboats  so we had to keep watching our radar and gps. It was a “hard” night. The day was better but then we had strong wind again. We arrived to Corfu at 22:00. What a ride… 136 NM in 21 hours.

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