Visits to a huge number of ports in several different countries Tradewinds negotiated a huge number of locks between the English Channel and Mediterranean Tony’s Websites Tradewinds Mediterranean Cruising So many wonderful places in the Mediterranean. Here I am in Poros, Greece
S/Y Tradewinds of Emsworth II
In so many different locations. Here in Brindisi, Italy Here in Greece visiting a temple on the island of Aegina Many quiet and peaceful anchorages
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Tradewinds of Emsworth II - Cruising the Mediterranean:

This   website   has   been   created   principally   for   the   benefit   of   family   and   friends   and   other crew   members,   so   that   they   can   know   were   I   am,   prepare   for   joining   me   and   can   share   in my   many   adventures   and   experiences.   The   website   is   also   intended   as   a   source   of information   that   may   be   needed   by   us   before   and   during   our   travels,   and   for   anyone   else who   would   like   to   access   the   data   contained   on   the   various   pages.   I   hope   that   you   will enjoy   reading   about   my   exploits,   and   that   as   I   continue   my   friends,   relatives   and   other potential   crew   members   will   make   plans   to   join   me   for   some   cruising   in   the   beautiful Mediterranean.   I   arrived   in   Greek   waters   in   2009   and   shall   be   there   for   many   years   to come  - I'm looking forward to seeing you on board. Please try to visit. The   buttons   on   the   Menu   Bar   above   and   on   each   page   will   navigate   you   to   various   parts   of the   website   -   take   your   time   to   browse   and   I   hope   you   will   take   a   look   at   and   enjoy   the many   pictures   I   will   frequently   be   adding   to   the   Galleries.   Please   also   take   a   look   at   the many   videos   that   I   have   shot   using   my   drone   -   many   of   the   places   that   we   might   visit   are included. During   preparations   at   the   start   of   my   cruising   in   2004,   I   drew   heavily   on   the   experiences of   those   who   went   before   me.   There   were   many   sources   to   draw   upon   particularly   on   the Internet,   with   huge   amounts   of   very   useful   information.   My   thanks   go   to   all   those   who contributed in some way or other. There are too many to mention by name. I   hope   that   you   enjoy   seeing   the   many   pictures   I   have   taken   -   you   can   access   the   Galleries via   the   Menu   Bar.   When   you   are   in   the   Galleries,   click   on   the   thumbnails   to   see   a   larger version of each of the pictures and scroll between them.

Cruising since 2004:

The   voyages   of Tradewinds   of   Emsworth   II   since   leaving   UK   waters   in   late April   2004   have been: 2004   -   From   Gosport   on   the   south   coast   of   UK   to   the   North   Coast   of   France,   through   the French    Rivers    and    Canals    to    the    Mediterranean.    Tradewinds    departed    from    UK    on Tuesday   27th   April   2004   and   finally   this   year   rested   for   the   winter   in   a   boatyard   on   the River Tevera near Rome in Italy. 2005   -   From   the   River   Tevera,   north   along   the   coast   of   Italy   to   France,   westwards   across the   French   Riviera   and   down   the   coast   of   Spain.   Winter   was   spent   afloat   in   the   large marina of Almerimar, near Almeria on the south coast of Spain. 2006   -   From   Almerimar   to   Gibraltar,   then   back   into   the   Mediterranean   to   the   Balearic Islands   (Ibiza   and   Mallorca),   across   to   Barcelona   and   then   around   the   Spanish   and   French coasts   as   far   as   Nice.   Tradewinds   wintered   in   Port   Pin   Rolland   near   Toulon   on   the   south coast of France. 2007   -   From   Port   Pin   Rolland   along   the   coast   of   the   French   Riviera   as   far   as   Nice,   across to   Corsica,   across   to   the   island   of   Elba,   down   the   western   coast   of   Italy,   through   the Messina   Straits   between   Italy   and   Sicily,   into   the Adriatic   and   across   to   Croatia,   and   finally to the northern Adriatic Italian port of Monfalcone for the winter. 2008   -   From   Marina   Hannibal   at   Monfalcone   to   Croatia,   but   with   a   few   crossings   to   Venice for   guest   exchanges.   Three   months   in   Croatia   followed   by   a   crossing   from   Dubrovnik   to Brindisi in SE Italy and then back up the Italian coast into Monfalcone for the winter. 2009   -   Tradewinds   cruised   in   the   Adriatic   (Italy   and   Croatia)   until   early   August   but   then moved   south   into   the   Ionian   and   Aegean   Sea   areas   of   Greece.   Tradewinds   finished   the season in the small Greek port of Porto Heli, in the Peloponnese. 2010   -   Tradewinds   cruises   entirely   in   Greek   waters   this   year.   My   main   ports   for   guest transfers were Porto Heli and Poros. 2011   -   Greek   waters   again   during   the   summer   of   this   year.   Guest   transfers   were   as   last year, mainly using Porto Heli or Poros. 2012 - Greek waters. Much the same as last year. 2013   -   Yet   another   season   cruising   Greek   waters.   Guest   joining   ports   were   Porto   Heli   and Poros. 2014   -   Continued   to   cruise   Greek   waters   this   summer,   including   the   mainland   coastal areas   of   the   Argolic   and   Saronic   Gulfs,   and   the   Cyclades,   Sporades   and   Dodecanese Islands. 2015 - Another summer season in the Argolic and Saronic Gulf areas, plus the Cyclades 2016   -   Remaining   in   Greek   waters,   but   in   addition   to   the   usual   coastal   areas   I   expect   to cruise   the   Cyclades,   Sporades   and   Dodecanese   Islands   again.   In   June   the   British   public voted   in   a   referendum   to   leave   the   European   Union.   I   voted   against. There   is   no   doubt   that this regretable decision will have a seriously detrimental affect on my lifestyle. 2017   - Another   summer   in   Greek   (Aegean)   waters.   It’s   unlikely   that   I’ll   venture   beyond   the mainland   coastal   areas   and   the   Cyclades   group   of   islands.   Crew   this   season   are   expected to   remain   on   board   for   a   maximum   of   one   month,   thus   restricting   the   distances   that   can comfortably   be   covered.   It   is   hoped   that   for   the   2018   cruising   season   I   can   recruit   a   crew prepared   to   remain   on   board   for   the   full   season,   or   if   visa   restrictions   dictate,   for   three months. This would permit a wider cruising area. 2018   -   A   further   summer   cruising   Greek   waters.   Almost   1000   nautical   miles   during   the season, including the Argolic and Soronic Gulf and Cyclades areas. 2019 - A further summer in Greek waters. 2020   -   Another   full   season   sailing   in   Greek   waters   was   planned,   but   in   view   of   travel restrictions    associated    with    the    Coronovirus    outbreak,    I    only    managed    just    over    two months   cruising,   and   only   one   crew   member.   Iwas   on   board   for   almost   three   months   and travelled to and from Greece by car (from Spain and return to the UK). 2021   -   With   travel   restrictions   brought   about   by   the   Covid-19   pandemic   still   affecting   most of   the   world   I   was   lucky   to   have   been   able   to   book   my   flights   to   Greece   to   return   onboard, to   start   a   new   cruising   season   in   early   June.   Unfortunately,   because   of   the   European Union’s   90/180   Schengen   visa   rules,   I   was   only   able   to   remain   in   Greece   for   a   maximum of   90   days,   so   planned   to   return   to   the   UK   in   early   September.   Luckily   four   crew   were available   to   join   me,   two   who   had   sailed   with   me   before,   one   person   who   I   had   previously met   in   Spain   and   one   newcomer.   My   cruising   destinations   were   as   they   had   been   for   the past   few   years,   around   the   Argolic   and   Saronic   Gulf   areas   on   Greece   and   the   Cycladic Islands of the Aegean Sea. 2022    -    Unfortunately,    because    of    the    European    Union’s    90/180    Schengen    visa    rules brought   about   by   the   UK’s   disasterous   vote   for   Brexshit,   I   was   only   able   to   remain   in Greece   for   a   maximum   of   90   days,   so   planned   this   year’s   cruising   between   early April   and early   July.   My   cruising   destinations   were   as   they   had   been   for   the   past   few   years,   around the Argolic and Saronic Gulf areas on Greece and the Cycladic Islands of the Aegean Sea.
Very occasionally in a yacht marina Yet another peaceful anchorage In the middle of France!
Tradewinds of Emsworth II is a Moody 35 Cruising Yacht built in 1992, and has been owned by Tony since 1999
Layout
Year of Manufacture: 1992 LOA: 10.52m (34’6”) LWL: 8.79m (28’10”) Beam: 3.62m (11’10”) Draught (Max): 1.6m (5’3”) Draught (Min): 1.6m (5’3”) Displacement: 5,806kg (12,800 lbs) (5.16 Tons) (5.8 tonnes) Fuel: 168 litres (37 Gals) Water: 195 litres (43 Gals)
© Tony Dyer 2004 - 2022
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