journey between Sardinia, Corsica and the Côte d’Azur, aboard two Cap Camarat
8.5s powered by twin 225 HP engines…
This was a challenge successfully met by the two crews, composed of Jeanneau staff members and representatives from Moteur Boat magazine and Vela [&] Motore, who, in two days’ time – from the morning of Thursday, May 10th to the evening of Friday, May 11th – covered 323 nautical miles at a sustained pace: “Superb cruising, even if we did not train,” indicated Stéphanie de Loustal, Chief Editor of Moteur Boat.
- Thursday, May 10th morning departure: Alghero – Bonifaccio
“Along the coastline of Assinara Island, near Cap Falcone in Sardinia, we were cruising on translucent waters, like in Bora-Bora. The boats were in suspension on a perfectly flat, calm sea.”
She witnessed equally beautiful scenery in the Maddalena archipelago: “the place is rather unevenly paved; you have to keep an eye on the plotter,” and then calm seas at the Strait of Bonifaccio. Afterward, there was a mooring in the Lavezzi Islands for an overnight stay in the port of Bonifaccio. At this time of year, there was no problem finding a slip, of course.
Friday, May 11th evening arrival: Bonifaccio – Cap Camarat
Gorgeous weather, unforgettable views captured in photos taken from a helicopter over the Bay of Valinco. A fuelling stop was followed by a marvellous pause amongst the red rocks of Scandola.
A weather bulletin announced the arrival of a front in the evening. So, making a 5:00 PM departure for the Continent in a light chop, and covering 125 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 27 to 30 knots, they arrived at Cap Camarat at 8:30 PM. Challenge met!
Exceptional weather conditions, flawless organisation, landscapes of dreams….
This rally has met its objective, 100 per cent: proving to all that navigation at sea is accessible to all Cap Camarat owners with a minimum of preparation, favourable weather conditions and respect for basic safety guidelines.
For more photos of the rally, visit: www.cap-camarat.fr.