Stephen Pickard

The Rambler Medal - 2005

(Fiddler III) - Steve is a new member (2004) based in South of France. He sails a motor-sailer: Neptune 33.

His journey starts on April 10th after restoring the boat following 8 years of idleness. He set sail alone from Port Camargue. First stop was intended to be Sardinia but engine trouble meant that he went into Porto Corallo for three days – allowing time for a gale to go through. More engine trouble before arriving at Bizerte, Tunisia. Steve was then joined by wife and dog and sailed to Sidi bou Said and on to Kelibia.

Sailed back to Europe to meet up with friends in Sicily. More engine trouble on the way and some strong winds. The two boats then sailed to Sferracavallo, Palermo, Termini Imerese, Cefalu, Cap d’Orlando, Aeolian Islands and back to the South of France. The cruise ended on 18th June after 1,525 miles.