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San Tropez, France to Naples, Italy

After a winter of boat repair, a hull repaint and new racing headsails, the Grateful Red was ready for the sail back across the ocean to the Caribbean. The crew leaving San Tropez was Kristine’s childhood friend their Devils’ Lake days – Page, her husband Alan, Mike O’Connor who celebrating his new great job by again crewing, Kristine and Ken. First stop was the Island of Corsica, then the Italian Tuscan islands including Elba once the home of Napoleon, a stop in Flegrean Islands, and we couldn’t find a slip in any Naples marina so we sailed down the coast to a marina where we could see Pompeii.