Celerity - 2000
In the summer of 2000, the 57' Swan yacht "Celerity" cruised
for four months in the Greek islands, the Turkish
coast, parts of Italy and returned to Mallorca, travelling the areas
where Odysseus and the apostle Paul travelled.
Each day was an adventure
and we saw wonderful historic sites at first hand. The
sailing descriptions are just as they were written in the
"Odessy" more than 2000 years ago:
"Bright-eyed Athena sent them a stiff following wind
rippling out of the west, ruffling over the wine-dark sea...
the wind hit full and the canvas bellied out and a dark
blue wave, foaming up at the bow, sang out loud and
strong as the ship made way.
Presentation at EYC
The March 13 STEM meeting will be a panel presentation
by some of the participants about travelling and sailing
in these fascinating areas. There will be many
interesting and practical comments based on our
experiences, and lots of opportunity for the
audience to ask questions.
Best island? Best area? Best food? Anchoring?
(including inside a volcano!) Best gear? Best sites
to see? We'll cover that and more...
The presentation outline is at:
The main web page (this one) is at:
Specific web links are:
Useful Greek sailing proverbs
E thalassa egine giaourti
Kai den echoume koutalia.
The sea has turned to yogurt [no wind]
and we are without spoons.
Megala karavia megales phourtounes,
mikra karavia mikres phourtounes.
Big ship, big problems,
small ship, small problems
Revised: 22 FEB 2001