This trip took place in August 2010 with the stations: Tropea, Costiera Amalfitana, Capri, Pontine islands, Maddalena Archipelago, Lavezzi islands and the final destination the circumnavigation of Corsica.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

Even though the sun had not even rised we were ready to depart. We’ve been waiting for this time for many months since we were planning this trip during winter and our daily conversations were only about the preparation.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

Filled with the unexpected wonderful pictures Tropea has offered to us, we were preparing to sail for another mythic sea, the "sea of sirens". We filled our tank with fuels in Tropea’s marina and our bow was targeting at the end of the southern peninsula of the Bay of Naples.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

Even when I was planning this trip, Capri was one of our most important destinations, since this small island is one of the most famous travel destinations around the world.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

The lights of marina Piccola had not turned off yet, and we’ve already been travelling at low speed beneath the steep cliffs of the south side of Capri.
We soon arrived near the lighthouse of Punta Carena, where we stood for a while in order to plan our new course. Covering with a towel the electronic equipment of cockpit so as not to ‘blind’ us and sucking the last sips of coffee, we were watching very carefully the sea around us.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

Our bow turned to 270 degrees and was heading Lavezzi islands, which are located at the Strait of Corsica, at 173 nautical miles.

By Thomas Panagiotopoulos

Leaving on our starboard the cape Pertusato, we were navigating at the southwest coast of Corsica, looking forward to facing Bonifacio, located two miles above.