Vittorio Sailing resume in his own words:
Read Vittorio introduction to Self Sufficient Sailing
“My father bought a sailboat when I was 5 years old. Since then I spent all of the summer vacations sailing in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Italy, mainly souther France, Corsica and Sardinia.
When I was 15 I joint a sailing team racing yachting competitions such as Italian IOR championship, Portofino Yachting Week, Alassio Week and many others on board yachts such as ULDB 50 and Two Tonners. In 1984 I sailed my first Atlantic cross on a 40’ SunFizz from Hyeres to Guadeloupe. In 1987 on board of “Juno” a 50’ ULDB Yacht I won the “Transat des Alizée” across the Atlantic from Casablanca to Guadeloupe. The team evolved 1989 aquiring a “Charles Jourdan” a Whitbread Round the World maxi Yacht skippered by Alain Gabbay which I started to sail with in a program that lead me to participate many international competition such as Columbus Race 1992, Copa del Ray, Cowes week and Fastnet. In 1995 I once again won the “Transat des Alizée” on board “Msabu” a Vallicelli ’65 establishing a speed record for the category still unsurpassed. Since then I started to sail on a 56’ catamaran “Sbandato” berthed in the Caribbean Sea cruising the Windward Island, the British Virgin Islands, Margarita and Los Roques until Panama San Blas Islands. Sold “Sbandato” I participate the building of “Cheoraé” a 50’ Freidis catamaran built in La Rochelle (France) and sailed directly to the windward Islands. “Cheoraé” spent a lot of time around Panama and San Blas Kunayala until it was sold in 2012. In the last years I have been sailing in the Mediterranean on board another catamaran, an Aventura 43’. I spent a month again in the Caribbean between Martinique and Grenada last January 2019 on “Alcadé” a catamaran Nautitech 47’ owned by a friend. I am starting now another passion on board of “Sailing Oceania” a Beneteau Oceanis 50’ but just not too loose the chance I helped “Alcadé” owner in 2019 summer to ferry the boat from Panama to Tahiti.”
Paolo resume in his own words:
“I will be mostly the cook on this cruise. I have some sailing experience but not as much as I would like to have. In the past I have been traveling mainly by motorcycle covering “Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria,Syria, Jordan, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia and Siberia, Mongolia, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Ecuador, Canada, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Costa Rica and the United States where I live“.
Oceania, our sailboat is an Oceanis 50 and is one of the finest boats we are able to offer you for yacht charter in Italy and the Carribbean. Designed by Berret/Racoupeau in collaboration with Nauta Design, Beneteau’s Oceanis 50 combines striking lines and smart, sleek styling with incomparable Beneteau reliability, performance and comfort.
More about the boat here: Oceanis 50