Tag | Vela

Dreams Vs Reality

Aug 12th, 2013Nessun Commento
Dreams Vs Reality

The last test with Strider was a tough lesson for me. Wind from west at 20 knots and something more, short waves result of the

Sprayhood

Jul 7th, 2013Nessun Commento
Sprayhood

I imagined myself in the middle of the ocean in calm, without wind at all and with the sun beating down, then I imagined upwind

Donation time

May 23rd, 2012Nessun Commento
Donation time

I spent last months working tirelessly to gather enough funds for Strider. At the end of April, at last the minimum amount was in my

The windvane

Mar 31st, 2012Nessun Commento
The windvane

One of the accesories necessary to face an singlehanded ocean crossing is undoubtedly the self steering windvane. There are, and many prefer it, the electric

First gift for Strider

Mar 24th, 2012Nessun Commento
First gift for Strider

Last week I made a big gift to Strider. I bought him the new sails. Mainsail with two hands and furling genoa. Before taking this

To communicate

Feb 29th, 2012Nessun Commento
To communicate

All the people I told about project “Amazzonia Sempre …” don’t understand that I can not communicate during the vojage. The keenest ask me: “and

The time is now

Feb 12th, 2012Nessun Commento
The time is now

My plan is to move to Blackpool to Strider around mid-May, to work on Strider for a couple of months and then in early August

Sterling Hayden

Jan 29th, 2012Nessun Commento
Sterling Hayden

Sterling Hayden was a famous Hollywood actor in 60′s-70′s. He had important roles among others in “Dr. Strangelove” in 1964 and “The Godfather” in 1972,

PC & Softwares

Dec 27th, 2011Nessun Commento
PC & Softwares

Computer and salt water do not go together, but today’s boats have evermore electronics. You have to buy it, update it and then it breaks

Which books to bring?

Dec 17th, 2011Nessun Commento
Which books to bring?

I am a books lover, and during my itineraries by bus often I find myself thinking about what books to read I will take with

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