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1986 Antibes to Sicily YCA French Connection Delivery Cruise
28 to 29 March 1986
Antibes to Elba
Yacht Cruising Association
Moody 34
March April 1986
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Delivery Trip

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Antibes to Elba overnight sail. We were able to sail all the way. Averaged 7 knots over 118 miles to Cape Corse. Level with Corsica at 5am on Saturday. Forgot all about it being Good Friday. What a night! Incredible cross sea swell and boat rocking and rolling. Our watches were 6-9pm, 11pm to 2am, then last watch up at 4.30am on Saturday to see dawn over Corsica. It was a roller coaster with boat and sea speed combined to 13 knots.

Starboard tack for 160 miles. Three layers of clothing to remove between watches.

Beautiful sail at dawn. Fresh wind and calm sea at about 4-5 knots. Could see Elba in the distance. After the night at winds force 6/7 and a heavy swell it was really heaven.

1986 Antibes to Sicily YCA 'French Connection' Delivery Cruise.
Eight Moody 34 Yachts. Ours was ‘Pagoda’, crew of five, John the Skipper, Ian, Gill, Bill and Laurie. The other boats were Merlin of Marmaris(Lead Boat), Parachute, Paw Paw, Peso, Plaza, Prize, and Prancer.


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