Brighton to the Med Book

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Voyages of Retreat from Battle II

This page lists the Port Reports and Passage Reports written during our seven-year exploration of the Mediterranean onboard our 35ft yacht Retreat from Battle II.

You can read the reports on screen or download them to read at your leisure.


Port Reports

Passage Reports

1998 Brighton to Almerimar 1998 Brighton to Almerimar
via Biscay and Gibraltar
1999 Costa Blanca 1999 Almerimar to Toulon
including the Balearic Islands, Costas Blanca, Dorada and Brava and the south coast of France as far east as Toulon.
  Balearic Islands    
  Costas Dorada and Brava    
  Mediterranean France 1999  
2000 Mediterranean France 2000 2000 Toulon to Malta
via the French & Italian Rivieras, Elba, Corsica, NE Sardinia and the west coast of  Italy including the offshore Italian islands.
  Italy - Tuscan Islands    
  Italy - Ligurian Sea    
2001 Malta to Croatia 2001 Malta to Croatia
  Laghi di Sibari    
  Croatia 2001    
2002 Croatia 2002 2002 Croatia to the Greek Ionian
  Greek Ionian    
2003 Corfu to Ayvalik 2003 Corfu to Ayvalik
2004 Ayvalik to Kemer & return to Marmaris 2004 Ayvalik to Kemer & return to Marmaris


Modifications and Improvements

Details of the changes we have made to equip Retreat for long-term cruising

Communications in European Waters

A review of the methods available to keep in touch whilst cruising in European waters