Cap Camarat Rally - 323 nautical miles in the Mediterranean. Challenge met!

An ethereal journey between Sardinia, Corsica and the Côte d’Azur, aboard two Cap Camarat 8.5s powered by twin 225 HP engines…
This was a challenge successfully met by the two crews, composed of Jeanneau staff members and representatives from Moteur Boat magazine and Vela [&] Motore, who, in two days’ time – from the morning of Thursday, May 10th to the evening of Friday, May 11th – covered 323 nautical miles at a sustained pace: “Superb cruising, even if we did not train,” indicated Stéphanie de Loustal, Chief Editor of Moteur Boat.

- Thursday, May 10th morning departure: Alghero – Bonifaccio
“Along the coastline of Assinara Island, near Cap Falcone in Sardinia, we were cruising on translucent waters, like in Bora-Bora. The boats were in suspension on a perfectly flat, calm sea.”
She witnessed equally beautiful scenery in the Maddalena archipelago: “the place is rather unevenly paved; you have to keep an eye on the plotter,” and then calm seas at the Strait of Bonifaccio. Afterward, there was a mooring in the Lavezzi Islands for an overnight stay in the port of Bonifaccio. At this time of year, there was no problem finding a slip, of course.

Friday, May 11th evening arrival: Bonifaccio – Cap Camarat
Gorgeous weather, unforgettable views captured in photos taken from a helicopter over the Bay of Valinco. A fuelling stop was followed by a marvellous pause amongst the red rocks of Scandola.
A weather bulletin announced the arrival of a front in the evening. So, making a 5:00 PM departure for the Continent in a light chop, and covering 125 nautical miles at a cruising speed of 27 to 30 knots, they arrived at Cap Camarat at 8:30 PM. Challenge met!

Exceptional weather conditions, flawless organisation, landscapes of dreams….

This rally has met its objective, 100 per cent: proving to all that navigation at sea is accessible to all Cap Camarat owners with a minimum of preparation, favourable weather conditions and respect for basic safety guidelines.

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