Thursday, June 5, 2014

Alghero to Porto Torres

It was time for new antifouling paint. In Alghero or Fertillia it was not possible to find a shipyard fit for this work, so we had to go to PortoTorres.

My friends Shirani Ediriweera and Kurt Drexler accompanied me on this trip.

First the motor didn't start, but after installing a new motor battery we finally left Alghero motorsailing north with some wind from NW on May 31st . At sunset we sailed through the Fornelli Passage and anchored in cristal clear turquoise waters near Spiaggia la Pelosa and took a evening swim.

We stayed one more day and then continued with a nice westerly wind to Castelsardo, where we moored in the Marina and visited the anchient castle.

Next moring we motored to Porto Torres, where Filippo Squeo and his team waited for us and craned the boat on land to perform antifouling and maintenance works. Also the bearing of the propeller shaft had to be renewed. I left my boat on land in the custodial care of Filippo.

We sailed 81sm in 19 hours. You may download our track in gpx-format or view directly on Google Maps.

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