$2,200 pp (Double Occupancy) Four Double Cabins Available
ABOUT YOUR SAILING COLLECTIVE JOURNEY
Your journey will be crewed by a captain and chef who are not only trained professionals but explorers at heart. With diverse backgrounds as sailors, travelers, artists, gastronomes and academics Sailing Collective crew members offer a wealth of information and life experience to every journey. Your crew will work with you to build a customized day to day itinerary tailored to your group needs, interests, and desired activities.
This journey will be a laid back journey, new friends and old friends are all welcome to join us and invite your friends. Once we fill the 1st boat, we'll open up a second boat for this journey. If you have 4 or more friends and interested in organizing a private charter, you can sail along side the flotilla!
Included in the Collective Package:
• Private Collective captain and chef (for some of the best food of your life)
• Travel support to help guide you on your journey
• Onboard family style meals with 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 3 dinners and snacks
• Marina fees and dockage
• Boat incidentals including fuel, water, bedding, towels, etc.
• And of course 7 days of unabashed adventure and epic memories...
50% due at booking, remaining balance due 90 days prior to departure
Please review cancellation, change, and insurance policy on the booking page before booking!
Lilly is a lifelong sailor and lover of the sea. As a new member of the Sailing Collective team, she brings many miles of experience on the ocean and an enthusiasm for exploration.
Katja Tausig grew up in London - a city whose rich cultural and culinary diversity inspired her to become a chef. After graduating culinary school she worked in several restaurants, learning from some of London’s best chefs. Katja's work as a chef enabled her to explore and refine diverse cuisines from Italian to Japanese and Classic British. Katja also devises menus for parties and events and is passionate about using food to connect people and create new experiences. After taking some time off to explore South America, she decided to make her dream of combining her love of cooking and travel come true. Katja is excited to journey to new corners of the World with the Sailing Collective, drawing on new experiences and old to create honest and seasonal menus to share with others.
Tom Robinson cut his teeth on the traditional tallship HMS Bounty where we worked his way from deckhand to third mate on the esteemed vessel in the days before its fateful demise. A knack for taking on complicated projects and seeing them to completion brought Tom to New York City and a life of building really big things. Still, he finds time in his big city schedule to set to sea with the Sailing Collective to share his love of all things sailing with the lucky few who voyage with him.
Dayyan Armstrong founded the Sailing Collective out of a passion for connecting people with the world through adventure and sailing. Having been raised with values based on multi-cultural awareness and the importance of global culture, Dayyan combined his enthusiasm for sailing and exploration to create an integrated sailing vacation organization open to adventures, explorers, and sailors alike. With a background in music performance, social theory, and a graduate degree in economics from the New School for Social Research, Dayyan is always excited to participate in discourse in topics of theory, art, adventure, and exploration. Outside sailing and exploration, Dayyan is passionate about cured meats, design, Maine, social theory, Cook’s Illustrated, a good museum, photography, Harper’s Magazine, and various types of cooking over fire or coals.
Sail Sicily journey will take place on a number of up to 55' modern design sailboats with up to 5 cabins per boat. Each boat will be skippered and crewed by Sailing Collective member captains who will take care of the itinerary and keep you safe as we sail throughout the Aeolian Islands for the week. Sail Sicily is a multi-boat book-by-the-cabin voyage with up to 5 boats sailing together in our flotilla, sailing side by side with group outings during the evening on shore. A sailing vacation with the Sailing Collective is a unique and exhilarating new way to travel. With a mix of sailing and land adventures, a sailing vacation is an alternative way of seeing secluded locations with a new perspective.
Option 1) Fly into Catania and take a 2-hour taxi to Marina Portorosa.
Option 2) Fly into Palermo and take a 3-hour train to Milazzo, from Milazzo, take a 20- minute taxi to Marina Portorosa.
Once we area all booked, the group will coordinate together with the travelers coming from both Palermo and Catania.
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.
Throughout the month of June daytime temperatures will generally reach highs of around 27°C that's about 80°F. At night the average minimum temperature drops down to around 20°C, that's 68°F. The average daily wind speed in June has been around 11 km/h, that’s the equivalent to about 7 mph, or 6 knots. In June, for the nearest coastal location, the temperature of the sea averages around 22°C, that's 72° Fahrenheit.
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
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.
Starting port: Portorosa
The Lagoon 440 catamaran was voted “Best Charter Catamaran 2005″ by Cruising World and we are pleased to offer this fabulous yacht to our guests.Boarding the yacht form the transom, guests step into the lounge-like, aft deck cockpit area which features a semi u-shaped bench seating arrangement. A fixed solid bimini provides cover for this area and a wet bar located before the saloon entrance is a great facility for on-deck living. The forward seating area by the trampoline provides additional space for sunbathing and relaxing. A bimini-shaded fly-bridge provides excellent 360 degree visibility for the helm and incorporates a long bench seat for other guests to join the helm. All lines are led to the fly-bridge making the Lagoon 440 easy to sail when short handed.
The Lagoon 421 is designed to meet the needs of sailors whose first concern is comfort and space, without sacrificing the pleasures of pure sailing. Above deck, sleek design allows for easy and safe movement. Below deck, there is plenty of natural light in saloon and cabins (large hull windows).