About

SailingOceania is inspired by  travel & sailing enthusiasts, intended to help you create outstanding sailing adventures. Our conversion to blue water is an ideal fit for travel in post covid-19 times, Vittorio, Paolo e Chiara are ready to share their experiences.

Vittorio, The Skipper

Vittorio

Captain

My father bought a sailboat when I was 5 years old. Since then I spent all of the summer vacations sailing in the Mediterranean Sea off the coasts of Italy, mainly souther France, Corsica and Sardinia.

When I was 15 I joint a sailing team racing yachting competitions such as Italian IOR championship, Portofino Yachting Week, Alassio Week and many others on board yachts such as ULDB 50 and Two Tonners. In 1984 I sailed my first Atlantic cross on a 40’ SunFizz from Hyeres to Guadeloupe. In 1987 on board of “Juno” a 50’ ULDB Yacht I won the “Transat des Alizée” across the Atlantic from Casablanca to Guadeloupe. The team evolved 1989 aquiring a “Charles Jourdan” a Whitbread Round the World maxi Yacht skippered by Alain Gabbay which I started to sail with in a program that lead me to participate many international competition such as Columbus Race 1992, Copa del Ray, Cowes week and Fastnet. In 1995 I once again won the “Transat des Alizée” on board “Msabu” a Vallicelli ’65 establishing a speed record for the category still unsurpassed. Since then I started to sail on a 56’ catamaran “Sbandato” berthed in the Caribbean Sea cruising the Windward Island, the British Virgin Islands, Margarita and Los Roques until Panama San Blas Islands. Sold “Sbandato” I participate the building of “Cheoraé” a 50’ Freidis catamaran built in La Rochelle (France) and sailed directly to the windward Islands. “Cheoraé” spent a lot of time around Panama and San Blas Kunayala until it was sold in 2012. In the last years I have been sailing in the Mediterranean on board another catamaran, an Aventura 43’. I spent a month again in the Caribbean between Martinique and Grenada last January 2019 on “Alcadé” a catamaran Nautitech 47’ owned by a friend. I am starting now another passion on board of “Sailing Oceania” a Beneteau Oceanis 50’ but just not too loose the chance I helped “Alcadé” owner in 2019 summer to ferry the boat from Panama to Tahiti.”

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Vittorio, The Skipper

Chiara

Photographer, Bartender

I am Chiara, I am  the daughter of Captain Vittorio.

Having grown up on boats I have developed a great passion for travelling and sailing. I have visited many countries by sea and land over the years but I hope to add many more to my list. I enjoy dinghy racing as well as longer trips, I have crossed the Pacific on a catamaran with my father last year and I hope to add more miles to my experience in the near future. I have a passion for photography and I enjoy painting and writing so I hope to be able to take you along with us through our blog and hopefully encourage you to come join us. I have just completed my degree in Medical Genetics, I’m a self-diagnosed nerd in all thing medicine and biology related, as well as a full certified first aid provider. Finally, I have a passion for cooking (and eating!) and I am looking forward to sharing good food and good chats with you on our trips, the challenge will be to get me to stop talking!

Vittorio, The Skipper

Paolo

Crewmember and Cook

I will be mostly the cook in 2020. I have some sailing experience but not as much as I would like to have.  In the past I have been traveling mainly by motorcycle  covering “Italy, France, Spain, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Greece, Turkey, Romania, Bulgaria,Syria, Jordan, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Holland, Belgium, Moldova, Ukraine, Russia and Siberia, Mongolia, Denmark, UK, Sweden, Norway, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Ecuador, Canada, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Costa Rica and the United States where I live. Other travels were on sailboats large and small and 4x4 cars.