Holiday buzz - 10 of the now!

For those of you who cannot resist a list!



THE beach you've been searching for! White sand stretching as far as the eye can see, and incredibly clear azure waters both contribute to that Caribbean feeling the island is famous for. Lunch at one of the beach clubs.


Gather for a unique Ibiza experience, accompanied on Sundays by the drummers who descend to the beach to 'drum down the sunset' in this iconic bay - not to be missed while you sip a cocktail at one of the bars.


Greeks and Phoenicians stopped here around 1,000BC, pirates in the 1500s, but now those in the know book a 24 hour pass to stay  is one of the most stunning spots, 10 miles off the Mallorca coast


A beautiful remote beach on the north side of Menorca. The beach itself is a long sandy beach with calm waters that are ideal for snorkelling and diving - there is also a great point for the courageous to jump off a 4 mt. rock into a ‘plunge’ pool !


The gorgeous beach at Ile de Porquerolles, an island on the French Riviera, is perfumed with the scent of eucalyptus and pine trees. Ride around discovering the sandy island on bikes  and have a meal at the beach or in the main village square.


This is the beach that has fuelled St Tropez’s fame since 1955. For those who have no intentions of escaping the crowds select your favourite beach club like Voile Rouge, Nikki Beach or Club 55 -see and be seen.


You’ve never seen a place like this - unless you’ve watch Antonioni’s ‘Red Desert’ filmed in ’64. The beach and the whole island, are part of the Archipelago of the Maddalena National Marine Park. Anchor at the Spiaggia di Cavalieri nearby.


Elected repeatedly most beautiful beach of France or Europe, the beach of Rondinara disappoints nobody: fine sand, turquoise waters, sloping gently, surrounded beautifully by preserved scrubland and decorated with reddish rocks.

L A V E Z Z I  I S L E S - C O R S IC A

This little explored archipelago is in the Strait of Bonifacio that separates Corsica from Sardinia and boasts a number of secluded beaches and coves. Incredibly blue water and fantastic rock formations make it quite out of this world.


The two beaches sharing one bay on the island's north coast. Clear waters for snorkelling and finest sands, plus some pretty villages around them. Order a glass of white wine in the bar on Scaglieri beach, and watch the sunset and the rocky silhouettes of Capraia and Corsica on the horizon.

Now is the time to take that break - a long weekend or a full blown getaway. So get in touch


An incredible video of an ARC Rally crossing.

Fantastic short video of Milanto crossing the Atlantic in 2013. Now you can see an ARC experience and why they won the Nautor Transatlantic Cup - because they were having fun!

This gives you a brief but effective look into life on board . If you want to read more visit the ARC Rally section

Do get in touch for this Rally or any further sailing ideas you may have.

Over and out

here is herbert again, on board of MILANTO.
it's done - earlythis  morning we arrived ,at 03:24 am local time to be precise . due to the genious navigation of Valerio we flew our spi till the cap of Pigeon Island, and crossed the line with white sails up on a perfect beating course . what a feeling! 
berthed in the marina we awaited sunrise....... a moment to be a little emotional.....
Thank you all for following this blog and joining us on our journey.
It's been a great experience, more than great. in fact you should try for yourselves.         The very best to you all
over and out

My thanks to Josef and Herbert who were delightful company all the way across as well as being highly skilled fishermen! And the whole trip was memorable due to the enthusiasm, energy and cheerfulness of our onboard Neapolitan, Carla.  What a fantastic ARC. Thanks again guys!  Vale

Milanto is now in Rodney Bay, St Lucia

Milanto is now in Rodney Bay, St Lucia

So close now! Less than 8 hours............

Speed: 7.6 knots @ 266.56°

Position at: 10 Dec 2014 00:00 UTC

Lat/Lon: 13° 58.80 N, 059° 58.06 W

DTF: 59.1 NM  Estimated arrival 07.55 UTC  Dec 10th

Distance (last 24hrs): 178 NM

7th in All Racing Division

35th in All boats

5th in Racing B

It will be dark still in the Caribbean so time to get some rest before the friends on board Monomotapa and everyone on  Milanto party tomorrow evening. What a great way to end a fabulous trip. Congratulations to all on board both yachts!

A big thank you to all who followed us across the Atlantic and also to the team at World Cruising for another great ARC Rally.