In this podcast episode I discuss anchoring techniques and tips as well as a few stories of fiascoes in anchoring in the Mediterranean.

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In this episode we continue our Odyssey of the summer sail of 2014. In our last discussion of the summer sale for 2014 we left with the boat arriving in Crete. This is a continuation of the story and the route we took to eventually get back to Bodrum Turkey.

If you want a copy the book by Elias Kulukundis called “Feasts of Memory”. Let me know how you can pay for postage. I have several copies that I am willing to give that to my listeners but I don’t want to pay for postage.


If you have comments or thoughts or questions e-mail me at Franz at medsailor dot com


Thanks for listening.


A dry run of the talk I will be giving at the winter lecture series of the Bonneville School of Sailing.  Stories from 15 years of sailing in the Med


Comments on Maxwell Windlass, healthcare while sailing and other thoughts.

Also I’ve been asked to speak at a winter sailing series of lectures at Bonneville School of Sailing and I look forward to that later this winter. If you’d like me to speak in front of your group drop me a note, if it’s possible I will try to do it.

Yachting Pilot for CreteCrete Sailors Cruising Guide by Tony Cross

I met Tony Cross in the summer of 2013 at the marina in Nikolas when I was sailing in Crete he had posted on the bulletin board in the Marina the availablility of this free cruising guide.

Of course I’m always interested in getting as much information on the area I’m sailing as possible, Tony was glad to provide this PDF file to me for free and he gave me permission to post on this website his goal is to get as much information out into the sailing community as possible.

Thanks Tony we appreciate it!

Click the Image to down load the 12mb 122 page guide in pdf format

Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 21 Summer 2013 Part 1

December 8, 2013

It’s been a while since I’ve put out an episode and I thought I’d at least try to bring you up to date. The summer sale of 2013 was challenging from both a weather and technical point of view. In this podcast I talk about getting on the boat in Turkey, and preparing the boat […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 20 VAT and EU Taxes

April 30, 2013

This is a great interview with Alex Chumillas of Tax Marine Service the companies website is Finally I am able to talk to an expert on the procedure and rules for VAT and other taxes and issues in the EU.  If listeners write me questions (franz at medsailor dott comm ) that Alex can […]

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Episode Trip to Santa Cruz Island

April 22, 2013

I deviate a lot in this podcast and I talk about a recent sailing trip from Ventura California out to Santa Cruz Island in April 2013. I also discuss how to free and anchor when you snag another line. The photos at the website are integral to this podcast This was the first time that […]

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Trizonia Greece

April 5, 2013

This is an actual EDITED video I just uploaded to youtube on Trizonia, Greece

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 18 Static Boat Holidays

April 2, 2013

I received a couple of e-mails this week one from an 18-year-old student in the UK looking for advice on how to get sailing experience. I’m a great believer that in order to achieve something in life you have to have a dream, a drive, and a passion this letter came from a student who […]

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