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“una domenica in barca a vela”
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Asd Girasole
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Owner description: History of the AssociationIn 1993 Angelo, Michela and Lorenzo Palmerio, inspired by the passion for the sea, decide to purchase the "Girasole" (Sunflower), a "Comet 910 Plus", a "Sloop" style sailboat 9.10 meters long, a very comfortable and fast craft, which they use to explore the surroundings of the Tuscan Archipelago. They start from the Medici-era Port of Livorno, to discover first the wonderful "Costa degli Etruschi" (Etruscan coast), pushing South, across the Quercetano Bay, Righini Point, all they way to "Punta delle Pianacce" in the Gulf of Baratti. Over the years the experience grows, and they decide to undertake the high-sea navigation toward the Capraia Island, they arrive to Corsica and organize holiday vacations in the Island of Elba. Over the years they involve friends, companions and relatives, so the craft is part of many memories of swimming, diving and eating together. Friends start to involve more friends, and so over time the "Girasole" gave the opportunity to all the people that sailed on it, even if for just one day, to experience the emotion of the silent high-sea, only pushed by the gentle blow of the Mediterranean winds.Aware of the beauty of these excursions, Lorenzo decides in the summer of 2009 to found a non-profit association, so to be able to involve more and more people who have in common the passion to explore the wonderful world of sailing.In 2011 the "Girasole" Amateur Sport Association is born, with the goal to accompany to several pre-established destinations whomever was interested, and to offer short classes on the fundamentals of sailing.The spirit of the initiativeBasically the experience that we offer is very simple: it's the enjoyment of the emotion of finding ourselves in the apparent silence of the sea, gently rocked by its warm temper, to appreciate the calm beauty that surfaces from the chromatic shades of blue, from the warmth of the Sun that surround us, from the distant vision of the civilization that we leave behind.We are always surprised and enchanted by the power of the wind that sustains the sails, and slowly interacts with them, step by step becoming one with the boat "being". Our Association invites all of those who are fascinated by this world to contact us, so they can live this experience on our boat.Itinerary of the dayBoarding at Livorno's harbor at 9:30am Cruise along the coastline by sail.Arrive at "Cala del Leone" for swimming and spaghetti lunchReturn to the Livorno Harbor at 6:30pmParticipation fee: 65 € per person, maximum 4 participants (including club fee)
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