Playtime in Paradise: Ponza! – Tranquilo Sailing Around the World Youtube Episode 31

Our latest video is now up on our Youtube Channel!

As we continue our sailing around the world adventure and make our way up the Italian coast, we drop in to Ponza for a few days to avoid strong winds blowing from the north.

While we heard it’s a lovely island, we were still surprised how charming it is, but also has a great party atmosphere!

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Sailing Croatia’s Hidden Gems (YouTube Episode 10)

In our latest youtube video, we sail to two of Croatia’s hidden gems, places little visited by yachts or tourists: Korcula, the birthplace of the sailor and adventurer Marco Polo, and Mljet National Park, the first marine part in the Mediterranean with its beautiful two lakes.

Sailing Dalmatia Off the Beaten Track (YouTube Episode 9)

 

 

In our latest adventures sailing around the world, we sail to Vis, one of the islands furthest off Croatia’s coast. Being so far from the large centres, it doesn’t get the huge influx of tourists or any cruiseships, leaving it mainly to visiting yachts. We visit the charming village of Komiza and discover the idyllic Diamond Beach.

 

Sailing Hvar, Croatia’s Island Paradise (YouTube Episode 8)

 

 

In our latest YouTube video, we sail to Croatia’s party island Hvar and it’s idyllic islands, the Pakleni Islands.

We visit Hvar Town’s spectacular Venetian fortress that was built with the help of Spanish engineers in the 13th Century, head to some beach bars, and get into some maintenance tasks, including scrubbing Tranquilo clean and fixing El’s feet after stepping into sea urchins.

Sailing Croatia’s Dazzling Dalmatia (YouTube Episode 7)

 

In our latest YouTube video, we sail into Dalmatia, swimming its crystal clear waters and exploring the spectacular historical towns of Primosten and Split.

We also look at passage planning Tranquilo style (with PredictWind software and our Croatia Pilot book) and address the challenges of Tranquilo’s deep rudder.

Sailing Croatia’s Nature Wonderland – 2 (Youtube Episode 6)

 

In  our latest episode on our YouTube channel we sailg Croatia’s Kornati islands, one of the top sailing destinations in the Mediterranean, and the world heritage Krka Waterfalls.

In the Kornati archipelago we visit the beautiful island of Levrnaka which has one of the few beaches in the islands and the towns of Sibenik and Skradin, before finishing up at the spectacular Krka Waterfalls. We also show how to perform a typical marina mooring in the Mediterranean, the Med-moor.

Sailing Croatia’s Nature Wonderland – 1 (Youtube Episode 5)

Continuing our sailing around the world adventure, in our latest video we sail to Zadar where we head inland to visit the world heritage Plitvice Lakes, before sailing back out to the islands of Croatia and the largest bay in the Adriatic, the wild, rugged and beautiful Luka Telascica with its salt lake, Jezero Mir.

We are joined by our friend Kalena and Aiden takes the outboard for a spin for the first time, taking charge of our Yamaha outboard.

Sailing into History (Istria, Croatia) – YouTube Episode 4

We’ve set sail, leaving Slovenia for Croatia. First stop is the northern coast of Croatia, Istria. Istria has a long history. It was the second-most important region of the Roman Empire after Rome, producing wines and olive oil, and the Roman heritage is very apparent in this area.

We sail to Umag where we check in to Croatia and meet the very friendly swiss sailors on the yacht Ed Whimper, then head down to Pula with its highly preserved Roman ampitheter and strong Croatian cultural heritage, before heading out to the islands of Unije and Ist and Molat, where we anchor for the first time in the idyllic spot Prolaz Zaputel.

Preparing Tranquilo for Sailing Around the World – YouTube Episode 2

In our Episode 2, we look at preparing Tranquilo for sailing around the world, including final checks of the equipment we have installed, learning to use our assymetric spinnaker, unboxing of our critical equipment, replacing the standard anchor provided by Hanse with a Rocna 33 anchor,  and signing off the handover and celebrating the fact that Tranquilo is now ours!