Exploring the Mediterranean Ocean :: Corsica
Written by Jørgen Løwe September 13, 2016
Last week we participated Cannes Yachting Festival 2016. The show where great, but late nights often results in some good ideas…
Sunday morgning Virginie Pelagalli from Moteur Boat, Alex Udin from Phantom Sailing and my self took the Goldfish 38 SuperSport Build no. 010 out of the show and headed out to sea. The destination was Corsica, but that was not the goal. The goal where the journey. Experiencing the ocean, the Goldfish and the nature. It turned out to be a magnificent experience. Read the short story here at the Goldfish Blog. The full story will be published in the next number of Moteur Boat.
We met up at Le Vieux Port Sunday morgning. The weather couldn’t been better. Calm sea, no winds. After a short fuel stop at Port Pierre Canto, we headed straight out in open waters. As a Norwegian it’s a different experience to be out on the Mediterranean like that. No islands, no ships, only open water and haze. 30 degrees and bright sun.
The key for longer legs is to find a comfortable cruising speed that don’t bring the propellers out of the water or pushe the engines to hard. Even though the 38 SuperSport is built for this kind of mission, you don’t want to push it to far when out alone in the ocean with no way of communicating with the surroundings. We soon found our comfortable speed at 52 knots. Cruising, taking pictures for Moteur Boat and enjoying the journey.
After 90 nauticals and one stop for a swim we saw the mountains of Corsica appearing in the haze. It was my first trip to Corsica and the sight that presented it self to us outside Calvi where to fell in love with. Dramatic, lush mountains, crisp blue water, lagoons and the romantic village of Calvi.
In Calvi some friends, Xavier and his father where waiting with lunch at the restaurant Via Marine. Calvi is one of the more charming places I’ve ever visited and Corsica is definitely a place I will return to explore further.
We arrived back in Cannes at 5 pm. after a nice cruise with only one stop to watch the dolphins play in the water. Just in time to spend the last hour of the 2016 edition of Cannes Yachting Festival on the Goldfish stand.
If you ever get the chance to do something similar, my only advise is: DO IT. (And invite me).
The kind owner who lend the boat back to us, Parton Yachting who came up with the idea and to the crew onboard.
Stats Cannes – Calvi:
Distance: 96nm each way
Time: 1hour and 55minutes
Average speed (including stops): 50,1 knots
Average fuel consumption: 2,08
Total fuel consumption: 400l
Vessel: Goldfish 38 SuperSport Build no. 010
Engine: Twin Mercury V8 Diesel 370bhp
Top Speed: 68 knots
Equipped for cruising
Click to read more about 38 SuperSport
Click here for more pictures of build no. 010