Keeping your head down off the Patras Gulf
Type of Sail: Genoa
Age: 8 years old
Material: Polyester sailcloth aka Dacron
Discovered in: Corfu
Distance Travelled: 12.000 nm
Places most visited: Patras Gulf, Ionian Islands
Sail Number: Bav 38
The Gulf of Patras can prove a hellish sail, that’s where this sail was finally retired. When northwesterly winds billow in look for cover. If find yourself in the midst of such a wind and you have time and you want a city over your head, bear away to Patras. If you can take the beat try your luck getting to Ithaca or Cephalonia.
If not, those who know, usually local fishermen will stay the night under the delta of Achelous. The big dipper on a moonless night there is spectacular.