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Tag: Sailboat

For each other: choosing the boat that (really) suits us

In every keen sailor’s heart there is, without doubts, the dream of buying their own boat. There’s no denying that, being ship owner of their “own beauty”, taking care and customizing her personally, and being able to dispose of it whenever and as you wish,…

From bimini to shrouds: solar panels can be installed (almost) everywhere

Energy autonomy on board is the goal of every ship owner. A target that can be achieved through many different technological approaches. One of these, however, has become the indisputable preferred choice  for cost-efficiency and zero environmental impact: solar energy. Thanks to the rapid progress…

Rigging: checking and replacement

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 sailboat, sustaining the mast and making it…

The thousand possibilities of solar energy

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, which is crucial for the proper functioning…

Expectation and reality: the crew list for the sailing race season

For some of us, sailing is a hobby. For others it’s a passion and for some others – I raise my hand and confess – a true obsession! Well, I have been sailing for decades and I think I can say that no sport activity…

Sail care: some tips to preserve your sails’ life

As we know, maintaining our boats is not an easy job. We sailors know very well that sail rigging requires special care to avoid that damage or wear may negatively affect our sailing efficiency and our finances.   An efficient set of sails can make…

SAILS: choosing a set of sails

The first thing you notice when talking about sails is, on the one hand the huge quantity of information available everywhere on this topic and, on the other hand, the apparently contradictory lack of information. Confusion reigns supreme among abbreviations and fancy names of materials….

SUV OR COUPÉ: Cruising on a catamaran or a monohull

Imagine you have to rent a car for a travel holiday. Imagine you are planning your journey along highways, coastal roads or hairpin turns or across towns. Maybe the first question that should be asked is: ”What kind of  car do I need?” Of course,…

Sailing a regatta: how to manage watch and rest periods and food-stocks

Who, when it comes to boat crossing, does not immediately think about a refreshing rest in a natural harbour, a nap during the day’s hottest hours, refreshing dips, aperitifs and barbecues at sunset? Doesn’t everybody? Of course they do. Because sharing pleasant moments of close…

Your first cruise

This moment so imagined, dreamed and awaited for since your first sailing course, is now very near. Your first cruise without supervision is an important milestone to be remembered with pleasure, provided that a careful planning has left nothing to chance as plans may be…