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Flight and sailing: Vendée Globe, America’s cup and surroundings

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)August 22nd 1851 the Royal Yacht Squadron organized what nowadays we would call “a club race” on a route that winds around the Isle of Wight. Fourteen local boats and a New York Yacht Club boat participated. At…

Into the blue with a green thumb: growing a garden on boat

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)With a limited space and obvious pitfalls due to salt, wind and movement, many of us would give up right away the idea of growing your own vegetables on boat. It could be possible: I have had a…

When you say out of hand: Point Nemo myth and reality of the remotest point of the globe

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)If the news of the Vendée Globe at some point got us caught up, a few months ago, we have learned that in that moment the competing yachts were sailing to transit the point on the earth globe…

Women on board: why this article should be useless

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)Before writing this article I had a look online. I always do, just to check what has already been written about a certain topic and avoid talking again and again about something that has already been thoroughly discussed….

Memories of nautical chart table

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)You used to use me to track the route On all boats beyond a certain size (even quite reduced actually) is proudly displayed a furniture element that, until not so long ago, was a real cult piece. It…

Pets on board: some tips

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)Whether it is a spilled litter, pet passports or dogs overboard, sailing with our cat or dog can be a  challenge. At the same time, since pets are often an integral part of our families, leaving them at…

Rigging: checking and replacement

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)Today, we will be addressing a very important and delicate topic: we are talking about a real art, that of rigging, which consists, basically, in the discipline that studies, designs and produces the necessary equipment to arm a…

The thousand possibilities of solar energy

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)From the shower to the lights, how the Sun makes us save energy Those who love long sailing navigations and spending nights in roadstead, know that the first problem to face and solve regards the electric power saving,…

Boat schooling: at school around the 7 seas

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)One of the consequences of this ongoing pandemic is the encounter-clash of millions of families, at all latitudes, with the home learning. Mysterious object and still little explored, home schooling could be destined to stay between us (maybe…

A boat toolbox: minor repairs at dock and at sea

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)Does it happen to you that when you are in a hurry, the light turns invariably red? Or, when you are waiting for a bus for ages, then three of them come at the same time? Or, when…

Charter: legislation and implementation

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)If you are one of this blog’s readers, is highly probable that you like sailing, and it is even more probable that you think a sailing holiday is the one that best suits you, is in tune with…

Wintry sailing: the perfect boat

This post is also available in: Italiano (Italian)Enjoying a summer cruise, the sun, bathing in a roadstead, having prosecco in the cockpit at sunset is, no doubt, gratifying. However, in my opinion, nothing surpasses the beauty of sailing in winter. Wintry sailing charm is difficult…