ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
A Bay of Naples sailing vacation on Italy’s Tyrrhenian Sea is a cruise through a Mediterranean paradise. Get ready for magnificent sailing, unparalleled dining, and intriguing sightseeing in picturesque towns with roots dating back to ancient Greece and Rome. The passages between islands are mostly short, providing plenty of time to enjoy all the pleasures of sailing as well as for sojourns ashore, where you can sample the local cuisine or sit idly with a cocktail at a café while soaking in the wonders of Italy’s southwestern coast. Gentle and warm summer winds from the northwest average between 8 and 12 knots.
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are trained professionals and explorers at heart. Sailing Collective crew includes sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics who will offer a wealth of information and diverse experience. This crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
Option 1: Lagoon 450 catamaran 2013 model - 4 double cabins w/ 4 private bathrooms | $14,000 full boat
Deposit amount: $7,000
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 6 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks prepared and served by the chef
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
Rob grew up racing and later instructing on Lasers, 420s, and C-Snows on Chautauaqa Lake in western New York. With a strong thirst for exploration and adventure, Rob is preparing to utilize his boating background for the ultimate sailing adventure, an around the world voyage. As a captain for the Sailing Collective, Rob might be found foraging herbs, diving for sea urchins, or making deals with a local restaurant for key ingredients in preparation for onboard cooking. Around the table, Rob immerses himself in the lives of his boat mates, engaging in great conversation, helping to build strong relationships between Sailing Collective members. When not at sea, Rob works as an artist in New York.
Lauren Gerrie was born and raised in Southern California and moved to New York City 16 years ago to pursue her life as a professional dancer and artist. During college, while serving and cocktailing in restaurants and bars all over lower Manhattan and Brooklyn, she began to explore her deep love of cooking and the unique world that is the service industry. After working and training in Tuscany she returned to NY and began a creative culinary company with her best friend Flannery called bigLITTLE Get Together. She has competed and won on CHOPPED and CHOPPED CHAMPIONS and in 2017 returned to the show as a guest judge. Lauren recently resigned after almost seven years from her role as Marc Jacobs' private chef. She is a partner and pastry consultant for CERVO'S restaurant in the Lower East Side. She continues to work as a private chef and as a food writer for Paper Magazine, Domino Magazine, Furthermore, Counter Service, and other kick ass culinary & lifestyle publications. When Lauren isn't cooking she teaches an all levels adult dance class called MOVES, is a dog mom to her crazy pup Boot, and can be seen biking all over the city.... usually with a back pack of groceries! @laurengerrie
April Valencia is a freelance stylist, photographer and artist based in Brooklyn. Born and raised in the southwest deserts of Arizona, she developed an early appreciation for transparency - a reoccurring influence within her work - capturing subjects free of inhibition. Valencia's company, Native Kind, provides a platform for her to incorporate design with her love for textiles and fabric installations. The Sailing Collective has given her the opportunity to combine her passion for travel, design and photography into one. IG: @april_valencia Web: aprilvalencia.com
Marina: Marina di Stabia, Castellammare di Stabia
Boat name: Geronimo
Embarking: Meeting time is after 7 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at the Marina di Stabia. Upon arrival, look for the boat flying a Sailing Collective flag or ask a charter rep to point you towards Geronimo or Cpt. Dayyan Armstrong. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can store your luggage 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 accommodations!
Disembarking: You will arrive back to the marina by sunset on Friday, September 20, and spend the last night on the boat at the marina. Disembarking is by 9 a.m. the next morning, Saturday, September 21. 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 it’s 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.
Explore photos from our past journeys