Family Charter

I have just finished a wonderful 10 days with a great family from Milan sailing around the Costa Smeralda.  Received the cutest video to thank me - the youngest son wants me to bring Milanto up the Naviglio... think there might be some technical problems with that one!

Enjoying the sailing in Sardinia

Enjoying the sailing in Sardinia

Be in the know in Golfo degli Aranci, Sardegna

So let's start with the place to eat! The restaurant, which serves wonderful fish overlooks  the bay. They are part of the growing Slow Food movement, serve and promote 4 special ingredients: mozzarella, saffron, lemons and fresh anchovies. So find the time to visit the drunken oyster a.k.a L'Ostrica Ubriaca . Ask for Francesco. He is really helpful.... I even managed to rent a car through him too!

L'Ostrica Ubriaca Restaurant   Via Libertà, 10

L'Ostrica Ubriaca Restaurant   Via Libertà, 10

 

Beside that do visit the following places if you need to stock up on food before sailing further up the coast. The butcher has been on this site for generations , the fishmongers, La Perla,  and small supermarket which have good quality local produce so you are really helping out the community if you spend your money there. In the same street there is a cash machine outside the bank and a chemist.

If you tie up with your dingy in the NW smallest port Via dei Caduti and Via Libertà are just 1 +2 streets behind the sea front [to the right of the yellow dot on the map below]. We found everyone to be really friendly so will certainly be coming back.

The Macelleria Via Libertà 71

The Macelleria Via Libertà 71

The mini supermarket

The mini supermarket

Pescheria La Perla,   Via Dei Caduti 61  -  tel:    0789 46240

Pescheria La Perla,  Via Dei Caduti 61 - tel: 0789 46240

 

This little town is about a 15min. drive to Olbia [ 25mins to the airport] so a good place to anchor and wait for guests to arrive. The beaches and the clear water  are exceptional. Try and sail round to the Golfo di Marinella N.W of here if you have time, or walk up to the summit of Capo Figari for a great view of the Sardinian coastline.

 


Last 24 hours of the Antigua to Viareggio transatlantic trip

Milanto is nearly at Elba on her way to Viareggio for the big party.

"Save The Nerd" is reaching Viareggio: come and welcome the crew!

11 June at 17:30 in UTC+02

Porto Nuovo, Viale Europa, 1, 55049 Viareggio

You were invited by Selvaggia Mannelli

You can update Milanto's position via the live map on  marinetraffic.com/en  

You can update Milanto's position via the live map on marinetraffic.com/en 

The famous sailing school at Caprera -not a dry eye!

All the young students came out to greet Milanto and lowered their sails as a sign of respect ! Luckily the blue ensign was up in time. Valerio and Lorenzo were stunned by the welcome and at 7pm  there will be a small celebration and a conference  for Save the Nerd. This is THE sailing school to send your kids to.

Check out the stunning website:

http://centrovelicocaprera.it/en/  

https://www.youtube.com/user/CentroVelicoCaprera

Centro Velico Caprera (CVC) is one of the oldest Italian sailing schools and also one of the largest of the Mediterranean sea. Since its foundation in 1967 it has been attended by over 100,000 students. The legal head office is located at La Maddalena and the base of operations is situated on the island of Caprera, on the Maddalena archipelago. CVC is a non-profit organisation and a member of the ISSA (International Sailing School Association).