25 Jan On a sailing boat in Maremma
In the land of the sea and the wind, land of navigators and explorers, of people who know and love the sea. The identity of these places is deeply linked to the sea and to the sailboat, if you are in Maremma you cannot fail to experience the thrill of sailing.
On a sailing boat in Maremma
Sailing along the Tuscan coast
Thanks to the mild climate, the light breeze that blows quite constantly, the mercy of the waves that are not rough, this stretch of coast is an ideal place to practice sailing. If you are on vacation from these and you want to experience the thrill of sailing pushed only by the force of the wind, there are so many alternatives.
There are many sports associations and sailing clubs that offer courses and boat excursions. It is essential, for those who have never tried it, to become familiar with the boat, starting with small boats called dinghies and having learned the rudiments of the techniques to use to handle the sail and the rudder, you can go out to sea and start having fun.
In complete safety, perhaps on a beautiful sunny day, calm sea and light sea breeze, nothing more exciting, even the little ones can try in complete safety, followed by expert instructors.
Courses for beginners or for experts
Castiglione della Pescaia as well as being a renowned tourist resort, much appreciated for its clear and crystalline sea, for its beaches of very fine golden sand, immersed in the luxuriant Mediterranean vegetation, is the ideal place for those who want to approach and discover the fascinating world of sailboat.
There are several sports centers and clubs that offer basic and advanced courses, for children and adults, single or group lessons. All courses provide for learning the basics to maneuver the boat in complete safety, become familiar with the equipment, the sail, the ropes, the knots, the rudder, learn to understand the wind and learn more about the sea.
The courses for those who already have a certain level of knowledge and preparation allow you to learn more sophisticated navigation techniques, to be able to go out with larger boats with your own small crew and also start having fun by participating in competitions and small regattas.
Land of national and international regattas
In this splendid stretch of Tuscan coast, sailing is much more than a sport or a pleasant way to have fun and get to know the sea. It is an integral part of the identity and the love of going by sea is an integral part of the history of these splendid villages overlooking the sea. It is a deeply rooted passion that has meant that this stretch of coast, also due to the excellent morphological conditions, wind and sea currents, has become a point of reference for sailing boats.
Every year regattas and sporting competitions of national and international importance are organized. And it is no coincidence that the most famous sailing boat in Italy and one of the best boats in the world, the very famous Luna Rossa, in its first version was launched right here in Maremma at Punta Ala in 1999.
Between myth and legend , also the name according to some would have been born here, on the hills of Tirli, where during a dinner the shipowner Patrizio Bertelli, observing a large full and red moon rise, chose to call his boat precisely, Luna Rossa.