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About Vela Mare SSD - Day Tours
Vela Mare ASD, today "Vela Mare SSD" is a sailing school based on voluntary activities of members, instructors and friends. Engaged in social activities, all year for those who knows nothing about sailing, who wants to learn, who want to experience all forms of the sea and those who want to train for a race.The courses are held on cruisers in groups of at least three people with an instructor on board, or on sailing dinghy with the instructor on a rubber dinghy to follow the students. Every first weekend of the month begin courses on three weekends with lessons on Saturday and Sunday or alternatively six weekend only on Saturday or Sunday. In summer there are also courses that are held from Monday to Friday. The fees vary depending on the composition of the lessons.In Spring and Summer are held school-cruises that lead our students to navigate, always accompanied by qualified instructors, around the Mediterranean. The school-cruise is a way of learning what it means sea life , concepts, terms and practices which allow man to sail the oceans from millennia. Thanks to the support of public and private are organized Blue weeks for children to stimulate social relationships and respect for nature.
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Paul K wrote a review Jun 2017
Tilburg, The Netherlands1 contribution
Enjoyed a great experience as I boarded with my father as guests on this sailing cruise from Saturday morning until Sunday afternoon. Very nice company of four fellow crew members (including captain Marco Barbieri), all very experienced sailors. The trip was bound to Capraia Island (very wild and natural with nice bays for swimming/snorkling), staying there overnight, and sailing returning the next day. However, as the weather was rather calm, the crew studied the meteo data and suggested to add some adventure by sailing throughout the night, west then north from the top end of Corsica and back up to Massa. So we did, and we hit some nice winds according to forecast, and managed to sail all the way while controlling the boat in 3-hour shifts. Very educative and adventurous for us, being not very experienced. After arriving back on the main coast much further north, we were taken back by car. In general, we would recommend this to anyone who is interested. The boat is clean, well-prepared and has all required facilities (but do not expect a large, luxurious 5-star yacht). The itinerary and logistics are very flexible. Crew was very friendly, English speaking, and willing to let us participate to the extent of our own ambition and absolutely committed to teaching us sailing skills. We also appreciated being part of the teamwork so naturally. In addition, it should be mentioned that while never participated in overnight sailing on open sea before, we never felt unsafe and witnessed a high level of safety precautions. Lastly, in order to book as a foreigner, you might have some difficulties. We suggest visiting the office (which we did ourselves) or call directly.
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Date of experience: June 2017
Response from VelaMareSSD, Segreteria at Vela Mare SSD - Day Tours
Responded 9 Aug 2017
Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your precious and detailed review. We work hard to give everyone a fantastic experience, so knowing that you have had a good experience is a great pleasure for us. See you soon! Staff Vela Mare
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SHA12311 wrote a review Dec 2015
Cairo, Egypt722 contributions735 helpful votes
My wife and i were very impressed and pleased by our sailing experience in Viareggio. As the Mountains seem so close while they are a short drive behind Viareggio and seen from the sea it is lovely and impressive indeed. We truly enjoyed our day out on the sail boat chartered from the docks, with ample choices to choose from. Well recommended.
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Date of experience: January 2015
Response from VelaMareSSD, Staff at Vela Mare SSD - Day Tours
Responded 20 Jan 2016
Dear SHA12311, Thank you so much for your review! It's true: sailing shows us the spectacle of sea and mountains at the same time. Unforgettable! We look forward to the next trip! See you soon!
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