Wonder how we anchor our 46ft Sailboat & how living in remote places feels like? Here is a day the life of Sailing SV CUBA.
Hop onboard this week as we sail from Malta to a remote anchorage on the island of Gozo.
Just after we left Valletta, we hear the coastguard call our boat name on the VHF radio but since we have not violated any maritime laws (and this time we even provision properly for our trip off the beaten path), we were free to continue our sail north.
As we pass the spectacular cliffs of Gozo, on our sail along the coast, we are gifted with a downwind sail. But before the sun sets, we still have to maneuver our sailing yacht through a tiny gap between the huge cliffs to make it into the remote anchorage where we will spend the night.
Hardly any boats come to this place. In order not to collide with a nearby sailboat, we use an anchoring technique called med mooring. This means we will have to drop our anchor, put our yacht into reverse and cast lines off the stern boat to shore. This is difficult to do with a short-handed crew and especially in high winds.
Luckily our small anchorage is a calm protected bay, and we have it almost to ourselves.
Join us next week on our daily life onboard a sailboat as we can continue our full-time travel off-grid around the world.