Hi Guys! Welcome to our Sailing Vlog – Sailing Coco! After 6 years of renovating boats, we sailed our 33ft Colvic Countess around the Med. Last year we left London for good and bought a Lucia 40 Fountaine Pajot Catamaran! We’re excited to share our adventures with you and please click the Subscribe Button and Bell if you would like to be notified when we post our latest video!
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On this video you’ll see if we finally managed to catch a fish in our new boat after a WHOLE year of sailing the Med 🙈 Hopefully our Lucia 40 will give us a little luck!!
We finished our non stop sail from Southampton UK to Gibraltar. On arrival we learnt that Orcas were actually attacking sail boats along the coast of Portugal! Whilst we were sailing there we had heard that Orcas were spotted but luckily we didn’t see them!! We just had 4 meter seas and tried to spot the ‘Green Flash’ every night …thanks Pirates of the Caribbean! We completed the non-stop sail in 11 days with our lovely skipper Stu who will defo be a friend for life!! He ended up cancelling his flight and spending a few days with us in Gibraltar where we celebrated with steaks, curry’s and cocktails 😂 It was so great having Stu onboard and would 100% recommend him to anyone who needs a hand!! We love you Stu!!
We were only allowed to stay in the marina in Gibraltar for 3 days as another Fountaine Pajot Catamaran had booked the space for the Wednesday. There were no winds along the coast of Spain so we decided last minute to sail around the corner to La Linea, where our friends on Insta were, and anchor there for a couple days! We met up with Sea Heroes, Sailing Makani & See The Little Things for drinks in Gibraltar one night and then Sea Heroes hosted a taco and wine night on their beautiful Lagoon 42 for us all and was a fantastic evening sharing all our crazy stories of sailing life.
They’re all on YouTube so if you would like to watch their sailing vlogs here are their YouTube channels:
Sea Heroes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCur94js7Jb_CafoyEuXsAPQ
See The Little Things: https://www.youtube.com/user/al33x
Sailing Makani: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCuAprdQpl1D0pwhg3fZ85Ig
THEN… we were sailing and making our way up to Alicante for some warranty repair work for our boat but we ended up taking a detour to Cartagena as we heard the sailing boat infront of us were trying to get boarded by immigrant boats. We would have loved to have been able to help in some way but the boat infront called for help and as there was only two of us onboard we decided to turn our Nav lights off and head to land instead. As it was a bit blowy we decided to anchor up in a bay near Cartagena and reorganise our warranty work and book a berth in Port Cartagena instead of Alicante. As always our Fountaine Pajot boat broker – Mi.Cat’s were so helpful and organised the warranty work to be done there instead which we were so grateful for. After spending the morning organising everything we decided to take the afternoon off and have our first dip in the sea this year! We loved every minute and realised that we had been rushing too much (as always) to get to places!
After we serviced our engines and the boat repairs were done we headed towards Ibiza which is where we are now as we explain everything from Lockdown to getting our new boat. Thank you soo much for watching our videos, we LOVE sharing our adventure with you all and love hearing from you all on YouTube and Insta! We enjoy speaking and meeting new people and that’s one of the reasons why we wanted to leave London and join the sailing community. There’s nothing nicer than saying hello to fellow sailing lovers and sharing our experiences.
Sorry for the long 3 part explanation of our last year! We have the camera out now so we will film as we go along!
Thanks again for watching and we would love to hear your 2021 sailing plans if you have any!! Feel free to message us on YT, FB & INSTA! ♡
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