ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Sailing Collective is a hands-on, bespoke charter company exploring coastlines of the world on crewed sailing adventures. Our customized voyages integrate adventure, heritage, and great sailing through a unique and thoughtful approach to modern travel.
With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics, Sailing Collective offers a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your journey will be crewed by a sailing collective captain and private chef. Trained professionals and explorers at heart work, they will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests and desired activities.
Boat: Lagoon 450 (2012) catamaran | $17,000 trip total
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef
• Travel support to help customize and guide your group's journey
• Delicous family style meals with six breakfasts, five lunches, three dinners and snacks aboard, all prepared by your private chefs
• Marina fees, dockage, and moorings for overnight anchorages
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And, of course, unabashed adventure and epic memories!
50 percent due at booking, remaining balance due 60 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
Spencer's sailing career began early on the rough waters of New Jersey's Lake Hopatcong. After a skeptical first year at age 7, he eventually found his sea legs and started to gain recognition in the racing circuit. Spencer sailed in the PHRF Race Series as well as 420s and placed 13th in the US Nationals. Spencer continued competitive sailing until he started at New York Maritime College. In College he discovered the joys of noncompetetive recreational sailing while earning his degree in Marine Business and Commerce. Spencer has sailed on the T.S. Empire State to more than fourteen different countries and is a certified rescue diver with more than seventy dives in five different countries. When he's not manning the helm, Spencer can be found slinging cocktails behind the stick of one of New York's favorite outdoor bars...which also happens to be on a boat.
Despite my tiny frame, I am an eater and food is always on my mind! I love every element of the food experience, from shopping the finest the farmers market has to provide to the preparation of an exquisite meal. A hostess at heart, it is the sensual and intimate aspect of dining that remains most important to me. I always keep in mind that overall indulgence is exemplified through flawless service and genuine hospitality. I believe that food has the capacity to fascinate and surprise, and I am not one to resist sharing my discoveries with any innocent bystander who has a set of ears, an open mind, and an empty stomach. biglittlenyc.com/flannery IG: flannerykk
This itinerary is split between two archipelagos, the Gulf of Naples islands of Procida, Ischia and Capri (although we do not often go to Capri because we know the lesser explored and more authentic locations…) and the Pontine Islands of Ventotene, Ponza, and Palmarola. With your trusted Sailing Collective friends captaining and cooking with only the freshest and delicious of ingredients. This itinerary is robust with big Italian culture circulating around every stop along the way with a unique and independent vibe on each island. We explore natural thermal baths on Ischia with a private invitation to the famed Casa D’Ambra vineyard at the very top of the island and taste Ischia’s finest with the D’Ambra family. We dine at the finest rustic Italian restaurants on the islands and always interested in finding out what restaurant might be around the corner that may have something even more local than the one before. Idyllic yet busy, this is THE Italian itinerary.
A Bay of Naples sailing vacation typically centers on the Phlegraean and Pontine islands, and the Amalfi coast on the Sorrento Peninsula, though longer cruises can take sailors south to the wonderful Aeolian Islands. Regardless of the length of the cruise, a Bay of Naples yacht charter offers a blend of magnificent sailing, upscale dining, boutique shopping, and intriguing sightseeing in picturesque towns with roots dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. A Bay of Naples sailing vacation on Italy’s Tyrrhenian Sea is a cruise through a Mediterranean paradise. The passages between islands are mostly short, providing plenty of time to enjoy all the pleasures of sailing as well as for sojourns ashore to explore, sample the local cuisine, and to sit idly with a cocktail at a café to soak in the wonders of Italy’s southwestern coast. Gentle and warm summer winds from the northwest average between 8 and 12 knots.
Embarking: Meeting time is after 7 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, at the Marina Di Stabia. Upon arrival, look for the boat donning a Sailing Collective flag or ask a Vela rep to point you towards Geronimo or Cpt. Spencer Elliott. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can store your laugage at the marina and explore the area. If you plan on arriving after 7 p.m., please let us know as soon as possible and we so we can make accomodations!
Disembarking: You will arrive back to the marina by sunset on July 20, you will dine in town and spend the last night on the boat at the marina. Disembarking is by 9 a.m. the next morning. Your crew can help arrange a taxi for you if needed.
The closest airport to Castellammare di Stabiais the Naples International Airport (NAP)
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Please ensure your passport is valid for the period of travel and for six months after you return. Your passport name must match the name on the flight ticket otherwise you may not be able to travel and insurance may be invalid.
It is the responsibility of each individual to ensure relevant visas are obtained where necessary. The Sailing Collective cannot be held responsible for refusal of entry or travel due to lack of visas. If you are in any doubt please contact your Embassy for full details.
The climate of the Italy is ideally suited for sailing, with hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Winds are generally north-westerly averaging 8 to 12 knots (8 – 14 mph) with the windiest period being July and August. During the cruising season of April to October, the skies are blue and the weather warm, with water temperatures averaging 80 F
Sailing Collective will provision your journey with local foods and produce. Cooking Aboard: Your Sailing Collective chef/crew is incredibly talented and can handle the group's needs with ease. We are all about participation and learning, so if you'd like to help, just ask and we'll get you involved! Collective groups may choose to dine out more times than scheduled if the group or individuals choose.
Dietary Restrictions: Important to notify your Sailing Collective representative of any dietary restrictions ahead of time and fill out details in Guest Form
Tips are split evenly between the crew and it is common to offer 15% to 20% of the cost of the carter. Gratuity can be offered in Euros or Dollars, PayPal or Venmo.
Collapsible bags in place of large rigid suitcases are advised for ease of transport on and off the boat.Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes such as flip flops that you can get wet if we are landing on a beach.
During days on the water, you’ll want to be wearing light and comfortable clothing. As the vast majority of your time will be spent outside, prepare for elements - bring a light rain coat just in case, a hat to shield yourself from the sun, and a set of warm clothing. Throughout the week we may dine out at a nice restaurant, so bring gear that you’ll look nice in and suits your style. Loading and unloading from the dingy can be a wet activity, a pair of shoes that you can get wet is recommended.
Procida is a small island and one of the earliest inhabited towns in the Bay of Naples. We start our journey at Marina Corricella which is the yachting center on the island right downtown Procida. Unlike the nearby islands of Ischia and Capri, Procida is a traditional town with families carrying out traditions that have been with them for decades if not centuries. With the promenade running along the seawall of the marina, there are charming cafes and restaurants of the most local tradition. Fishermen walk down the streets after returning home from an afternoon’s catch. Food is of the highest quality with worn-in pastel colors lining the buildings throughout town. Great place to stock up on local wines and fresh produce before we start the week’s journey.
Ischia is one of Amalfi’s lavish islands with a semi-tropical terrene with generous hot springs, which are said to have healing powers; this once active volcano is lined with lush forests and modern spas located throughout. With the Castle of Aregon of its western point giving a more than dramatic landscape wherever we anchor or walk on land. Evening streets are bustling with action with, Ischia is the largest island in the Bay of Naples and attracts a stream of visitors to its beaches. Inland, the hillside towns are more earthy and will reward walkers with some peace and quiet, while Sant’Angelo on the south coast remains relatively unscathed by tourism. It presents a charming scene with its twisting narrow streets, picturesque harbor and good beach.
A favorite location for the Sailing Collective, this weekend getaway dating back to the early Romans is lined with emerald green waters and dramatic limestone cascading coastline with a charming colorful town, it is hard not to like this paradise. Being the furthers island east, there is a true local feel in the air, a perfect Italian island culture disconnected from the rest of the Italian mainland. With scooters and cars to rent, we enjoy a day of rest and spend two days at this magical island, eating fresh caught fish and some of the finest pasta dishes in the lands.
Best known as the island to which emperor Augustus banished his daughter Julia the Elder in the 2 BC as a preventative measure to hid her excessive adultery behavior. A palace was constructed for her and she was able to live her life freely, behind closed doors where no one in Rome could see. The port has kept many of the ancient Roman structures and still using some of the original rainwater catchment systems throughout the island. A charming local island that is simple and true to its past.
The uninhabited island of Palmarola is the most westerly on the Pontine Islands. It is a rugged, beautiful island fringed with rocks that require the skipper of a Palmarola yacht charter to be ever-vigilant when navigating around the island. There is an anchorage in a small cove on the south side of the island and another in a cove partially protected by two islets on the north-west. With no facilities, a stop-over at Palmarola will appeal to those seeking solace and tranquility, needing nothing beyond the emerald green seas to swim in, a good book to read and a glass of a cooling drink in hand.
As the most famous of the islands in the Bay of Naples, Capri is has a picture-postcard sheer throughout the island. The town of Capri is lively with tourists coming and going with the traffic of ferries dropping tourist on day tours of the famous island. The Sailing Collective sails to the backside of the island where the real yachting-jetsetters lay their anchor against the backdrop of sheer limestone cliffs that rise out of the water lined with unfathomable mansions cut off from the rest of the island. A lively island and worth the visit, even though we prefer the more secluded local towns, Capri will not disappoint.
The Lagoon 450 has everything you could want in a cruising boat: Incredible performance under sail, wide open deck space for lounging, and an incomparable comfort in the saloon and the cabins. The wide hulls of Lagoon 450 offer comfortable cabins with larger floor space than other catamarans of the size. An airy saloon contains an open concept modern galley (kitchen) and comfortable seating all with stunning panoramic visibility of the natural beauty that you came for. The aft deck is covered by a hard top bimini so that there is always plenty of breezy shaded space for lounging when you are taking a break from the sun drenched foredeck. Up front the netted "trampoline" between the hulls is the ultimate place to enjoy this boat under sail with the sun beaming down and the water rushing below you.