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September Sailing Trip to Sicily, Italy

Hosted by the Consul of the Cologne Sailing Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 08 Sep 17:00 - Sat 15 Sep 09:00

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Mamma mia! We are going to Sicily for the last mediterranean cruise of the year. Portorosa will be our base to reach the UNESCO-protected Aeolian Islands located northeast of Sicily. A collection of dramatic islands and dormant volcanoes that rise theatrically from the sea will provide abundant opportunities for swimming and snorkeling. We will be seeing a volcano, bathing in the warm waters of an underwater spring and getting some Italian tan! And not to forget the delicious Italian food! This trip will be a feast for the senses!

We will be embarking the boat on Saturday afternoon and do island hopping throughout the week. A typical day consists of a morning dip, breakfast, some sailing, a lunch break with a chance to jump into the crystal waters and some more sailing in the afternoon to get to our next anchorage. The sea temperature is expected to be around 25 degrees Celsius so we will have ample fun under the sun. We will spend the nights either at a quiet anchorage or moored at a small town. In general, lunches will be on the boat and dinners on shore. We will surely create opportunities to taste the local specialities.
After a week of sailing, we will get back to our base on Friday night and
spend the night in the marina. Check-out from the boat will be on Saturday morning. You can then fly back to Germany or enjoy the Italian sunshine for a few more days.

Our boat will have 3 cabins and you will be sharing a cabin with another participant. You are also welcome to book the trip together with a friend.

I will be your skipper for the week. Former sailing experience is very welcome but not necessary. Just enthusiasm for sailing, a positive mood and willingness to help with a few things on board would be enough.

The food & drinks are not included in the price. We will create a separate board account for groceries, restaurant expenses and marina fees and then divide the total evenly among the participants. I expect the cost to be around Protected content per person (just as an indication).
The flights and transportation are also not included in the price however there is a direct flight from Köln to Catania costing around Protected content (last time I checked) for the round trip. Once the trip is confirmed, I will be suggesting a flight to coordinate schedules.

Please sign up only if you are committed about joining since places are limited. I will confirm the trip if we have at least seven participants who register & pay the contribution fee. We can then coordinate our travels and get ready for the adventure.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Hope to sail with you in Italy!