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La Reponse

Not much wind at after Stromboli!

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OPTIMUM 3 ASPIDA -Champagne Messina!

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RAN SUNSET STROMBOLI

We have just about to pass the active volcano Stromboli, a small island off the north coast of Sicily. It is one of the three active volcanoes in Italy. Behind us, we have the rest of Aeolian Islands, as well … Continue reading

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DINAH

All good on ‘Dinah’ ten miles south of the Straits of Messina. Incredibly hot and sticky in these light airs downwind conditions. I hate to think of how uncomfortable it must be fully crewed. We made some good calls last … Continue reading

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LISA

After an eventful and entwining start with close quarter manoeuvring, we enjoyed a friendly rivalry with some of our closest and dearest friends. Following a fast fetch to Sicily, we were relieved that the main had’t fallen down again! This … Continue reading

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VENTO DI SARDEGNA

Andrea Mura, skipper of Vento di Sardegna: Aswe slowed after the strait in no wind, the team had a swim off the back of the boat.The sea is 24ÂșC ! We are now refreshed and ready to get back to … Continue reading

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ESIMIT EUROPA 2

Looking for RAN – At 1300 Esimit Europa 2 have picked up good breeze after going out from the Strait of Messina – app. 15 knots. But wind dropped down in next few hours, at the moment they’re facing just … Continue reading

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EH01 GLOBL YACHT RACING

Sunday 1300hrs and EH01 is battling her way up the straights of Messina with around 25NM to go to the top. Progress is, as expected, rather slow with winds at around 190T – 200T and soft at 6- 8 knots. … Continue reading

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RAN

Slow motion We did pass Siracusa some time ago but have not moved much. We are still hours from leaving the straights. We are still sailing at 2 knots boat speed, which is very slow indeed! Stig sailed away from … Continue reading

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VIDEO OPTIMUM 3 ASPIDA

Niklyk sent a text last night and a video from the boat. sailing along the Sicilian coast in flat water when we heard something in the water. Dolphins on the bow! The boat and the crew are all well and … Continue reading

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