Thursday 15 August 2019


Tavolara is the name of the spectacular island that dominates the bay where we usually sail when we are in Sardinia. It's a massive slab of rock , 600m high and 4 km long planted in the sea in an east/west orientation. It's height and morphology are such that the island dictates how the winds behave in the whole bay, that has been a marine protected area since about 20 years. It has also a beautiful sandy beach that gradually morphs into a white rocky mountain in the sea . It's a great destination for us also to go on land and explore by foot.

Thursday 8 August 2019

Sardinia season kickoff

Our three weeks holiday in Sardinia kicked off today with the launch of "Astrid" at a small cove next to my family's house. It is just a narrow beach , accessible by car early in the morning or late afternoon.
Launching was a little but more complicated than usual due to the thick layer of dead posidonia stacked on the beach. Locals say that winter winds and storms dictate the dynamics of posidonia stacking on the beach. Some years I've found the cove completely clear, some others the opposite. I think it is going to be tough to get the boat out at the end of the season!

Saturday 19 January 2019

Winter sailing

Our winter sailing is mostly enjoyed on our Goat Island Skiff "Joy Spring". It is light and quick to rig, we can cart it and launch it by hand on the slipway that is a few steps from our house. That allows us to catch every opportunity to go out for a sail whenever work, house works, family commitments, children activities and weather are all positively aligned.
Out with company ...

.. or just alone with "Joy Spring"