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A sailing holiday is one of the most enjoyable types of travel. Obviously it is not suitable for those who cannot do without all the comforts of the hotel. However, it is something that I would recommend everyone to try at least once in their life. In particular, the lover of sailing holidays is a refined, cultured and sporty individual. So, this type of vacation is a natural and ecological way to travel. In particular it is suitable for dynamic, thoughtful and nature lovers.


Grotta, Vacanza, Sardegna, Memoria

There are people who can afford yachts of 40 or 50 meters with a large crew. Instead I have a normal sailboat of less than ten meters in which I have to do everything alone together with my travel companions who are always friends or relatives.


The travel preparation phase begins a few months earlier. In fact, at the beginning of spring I take the boat to a shipyard for the annual application of the antifouling paint. It is a particular substance that hinders the growth of algae and molluscs on the hull during the year. Before applying the antifouling paint, the boat is left to dry on a stand so that any trace of moisture on the hull evaporates. I also check if it is necessary to carry out ordinary or extraordinary maintenance work.

That is, I check the efficiency of the electrical system and the health of the batteries. In addition, I check the proper functioning of the anemometer at the top of the tree. Then, immediately after the second application of the antifouling paint, the boat returns to the water and, therefore, to its place in the nautical club where it is usually moored.

Marina, Barche, Acqua, Barche A Vela


With the arrival of the summer season, the time comes for the real preparation for the boat trip in a natural and ecological way. In fact, the time has come to prepare a detailed list of everything you need for a comfortable and safe journey. In fact, a good sailor must have a lot of respect for the sea. So you need to check the good condition of the sails, the ropes (for those who are not a specific sailing expert which are the ropes on the boat), the batteries, the lights. of the motor and the autoclave. So you have to make sure you have detailed nautical charts of the place where you will be spending your holiday, i.e. a description of the coastline and a detailed map of the sea depths.

It is also essential to check the proper functioning of the batteries and their charger, of all the life-saving equipment. In particular, do not forget to make sure that you are in compliance with the R.I.N.A.

Cane, Barca A Vela, Trasporto, Yacht


The R.I.N.A. it is a certificate attesting to the good condition of the boat and its suitability to sail. It also approves the completeness of safety equipment such as rockets, smoke bombs, life raft. In addition to the good general condition of the boat. Certificates issued after the first are valid for five years. Obviously the owner of the boat must have the boat arrive in optimal conditions on the day of the inspection. In fact, otherwise he would risk not obtaining the certificate of qualification for navigation.

After doing the maintenance work, the R.I.N.A. and a general check of the time comes to restock the boat with food supplies. In fact, you often arrive in places where there are no restaurants or supermarkets nearby. The boat, if necessary, must be an autonomous world, in which all that is useful for sustenance must be present. When I arrive in a port I like to go in search of typical local restaurants where it is possible to find excellent culinary specialties. However, the boat must contain everything you need to be able to cook a lunch or dinner.

During a boat trip it may happen that you want to spend a few days in some bay in contact with nature. In fact, I have had this experience many times during my boat trips in Greece. In addition, I was careful to select the right variety of foods to maintain a good state of health that could make the holiday enjoyable.

Paesaggio, Tropicale, Barca


One of the rischi dei viaggi in boat è rappresentato dal rischio di costipazione. It is due to the change in diet and due to the mutate environmental conditions if I will not verify a series of intestinal disturbances. Quindi bisogna fare in a way to prevent it in a natural and ecological way. Cioè bisogna will maintain the abitudine di ingestire an adeguato apporto di fiber. In particular consiglio di partire with an adeguata scorta di corn flakes integrali. Inoltre io preferisco fare colazione with containing yogurt probiotic for maintenance in good salute the intestinal flora. In più limito il più possibile l’utilizzo di scatolame e cibi conservati in mode da not change troppo il mio style almentare rispetto all’alimentazione casalinga. Infatti questi alimentary change drastic possono will cause intestinal disordini e, quindi, rovinare the holiday.


In più se nella vita sulla terraferma ci dicono di limitre il più possibile il consumption di sale, the thing changes its a boat. Infatti il ​​caldo and il sudore fanno perdere molti went out to chi viaggia in barca. Quindi sarebbe molto use to integrate it with succhi di frutta or frutta and insalate condite with a pizzico di sodium chloride. Infatti the disidratazione and the extra loss of mineral salts provoking the possibility of the concentration and difficoltà of the concentration of the pericolonic sarebbero during a boat trip.

Oltre all fiber bisogna essere attenti to procure frequently vegetables and fresh fruit but have a sufficient supply of mineral salts and vitamins. In particular, it consigliata l’integrazione di vitamin idrosolubili like the B, the C and the H which I avenge easily perduce with the sweat. In addition, during your vacation you are in a sailing boat, it is important to have a sufficient supply of vitamin E. Infatti essa has trained antiossidante and protective azione sulla cute. In particular, during a vacation in a boat, because of the long time and the piacevole, it is possible to see the vitamin E contained in food, like the dried fruit, but also to be useful in its protection.

Yacht, Mare, Barca, Viaggio, Nave, Ocean


Inoltre è importantissimo essere attenti all’idratazione. Infatti the beauty of a flight flying over the wind and spinti dal wind in a natural way and ecological può far dimenticare di dover bere frequently. In particolare during a long sailing trip sotto il sole è frequent il rischio di disidratazione. Infatti sulla mia barca ho buone scorte di bottiglie di acqua minerale, succhi di frutta e integratori. E ‘molto utile avere that you bevande all’interno di a frigirifero. Infatti il ​​piacere di bere a fresh berry spinge il viaggiatore ad idratarsi with maggiore frequenza. Spesso il vento is not enough to far viaggiare the boat alla velocità desiderata. Quindi all’azione delle watch if I aggiunge the spinta of the motor. In this case the refrigerator can start accessing the giornata perchè l’energia consummata from the refrigerator comes fornita from the dynamo of the motor.


Invece, i velisti amanti della pura vela amano viaggiare quasi exclusively by sail. Quindi using the motor only in case of total assence of wind or for the maneuver all’interno dei porti. Infatti nel porto è vietato muoversi a vela per ragioni di sicurezza. In this case, the sailing boat has the need to set up the generator of the ecological flow to provide energy to the refrigerator. In particular this speaking of pannelli solari or generatori eolici.

Inoltre concluded affirming that the sail is an ecological way of vacation and, at the same time, one of the most attractive sport of the environment. Quindi raccomendo agli appassionati di vela di essere always educati e rispettosi dell’ambiente. Oltre a non buttare in mare nessun rifiuto, soprattutto se non biodegradabile. In più bisognerebbe osservare the regole della good educazione during the stay nei portio vicino alle altre barche avoiding rumori annoyance.

doc. Massimiliano Mangafà


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