Cagliari. Enjoy the sailing

Going to sea is a multi-sensory experience that involves the body and the spirit.

The smell of the sea, the sound of the waves, the caress of the water along the hull, the music of the wind through the shrouds, so many sensations that together perceived create a unique feeling between the sea and the sailor. Hoisting and trimming the sails, steering the boat, dropping anchor at sea, mooring in the harbor, terms and basics for sailing on Merak, an elegant ten-metre Beneteau First 33.7 skippered by Paolo, a skilful physician by profession and sailor by passion.

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Cagliari. Enjoy the sailing

Going to sea is a multi-sensory experience that involves the body and the spirit. The smell of the sea, the sound of the waves, the caress of the water along the hull, the music of the wind through the shrouds, so many sensations that together perceived create a unique feeling between the sea and the sailor. Hoisting and trimming the sails, steering the boat, dropping anchor at sea, mooring in the harbor, terms and basics for sailing on Merak, an elegant ten-metre Beneteau First 33.7 skippered by Paolo, a skilful physician by profession and sailor by passion.
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Paolo “the Captain”

Paolo recounts: ‘my passion for nature, my attraction for a different world, pushed me to practice the sailing. While in ninth grade, an ad on the school noticeboard convinced me to brave the winter weather and join a sailing club. I continued with windsurfing and then, during my professional training in the USA, I sailed in the waters of Boston aboard the J24s of the local sailing club, where I met Jim and Michael, friends for life. When I returned to Sardinia, I attended the prestigious Centro Velico Caprera, where I still hold the active role of instructor of the keel boat sector.

 

In 1998, I bought Merak and sailed the Mediterranean to Barcelona. Going to sea is a unique experience: enjoying the company of friends, discovering the gusts of wind, observing the power of the waves, getting to know the marine environment, admiring the sunrises and sunsets, enjoying the silences. I enjoy teaching, entertaining and involving curious and active fellow travelers from different parts of the world in sailing. With them I like to exchange knowledge of economics, politics and science.

 

Active involvement in sailing the boat is certainly an exciting experience for the participants on the trip, and their enthusiasm is a source of great satisfaction for me. Thanks to my countless voyages and my curiosity, I have become a sea storyteller who passes on stories, anecdotes and curiosities to my travelling friends.”

Paolo “the Captain”

Paolo recounts: ‘my passion for nature, my attraction for a different world, pushed me to practice the sailing. While in ninth grade, an ad on the school noticeboard convinced me to brave the winter weather and join a sailing club. I continued with windsurfing and then, during my professional training in the USA, I sailed in the waters of Boston aboard the J24s of the local sailing club, where I met Jim and Michael, friends for life. When I returned to Sardinia, I attended the prestigious Centro Velico Caprera, where I still hold the active role of instructor of the keel boat sector.

 

In 1998, I bought Merak and sailed the Mediterranean to Barcelona. Going to sea is a unique experience: enjoying the company of friends, discovering the gusts of wind, observing the power of the waves, getting to know the marine environment, admiring the sunrises and sunsets, enjoying the silences. I enjoy teaching, entertaining and involving curious and active fellow travelers from different parts of the world in sailing. With them I like to exchange knowledge of economics, politics and science.

 

Active involvement in sailing the boat is certainly an exciting experience for the participants on the trip, and their enthusiasm is a source of great satisfaction for me. Thanks to my countless voyages and my curiosity, I have become a sea storyteller who passes on stories, anecdotes and curiosities to my travelling friends.”

Excursions

The excursion starts with an educational moment. How to go to sea, safety rules, basic sailing information, activities and behavior on board. Afterwards, Paolo and the participants compile the sailing plan together according to the weather conditions. The integration between sailors is quick and facilitated by Paolo’s patience, friendliness and competence.

 

The Gulf of the Angels is famous for its ideal sailing conditions thanks to the wind that blows almost constantly. Leaving the characteristic port of Su Siccu, Merak sets sail towards the Gulf of Cagliari known as the Gulf of Angels, skirting the Poetto Beach. Eight kilometers of beach with fine white sand and crystal-clear, shallow water for tens of meters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. An invigorating dive into the sea, infinitesimal shades of blue separating sea and sky, the chattering of the waves, the circling of seagulls and cormorants, the choreography of flocks of flying flamingos, the leaping of dolphins and sometimes the flight over the waves of Luna Rossa (the Italian Challenger to the America’s Cup).

Excursions

The excursion starts with an educational moment. How to go to sea, safety rules, basic sailing information, activities and behavior on board. Afterwards, Paolo and the participants compile the sailing plan together according to the weather conditions. The integration between sailors is quick and facilitated by Paolo’s patience, friendliness and competence.

 

The Gulf of the Angels is famous for its ideal sailing conditions thanks to the wind that blows almost constantly. Leaving the characteristic port of Su Siccu, Merak sets sail towards the Gulf of Cagliari known as the Gulf of Angels, skirting the Poetto Beach. Eight kilometers of beach with fine white sand and crystal-clear, shallow water for tens of meters, ideal for swimming and snorkeling. An invigorating dive into the sea, infinitesimal shades of blue separating sea and sky, the chattering of the waves, the circling of seagulls and cormorants, the choreography of flocks of flying flamingos, the leaping of dolphins and sometimes the flight over the waves of Luna Rossa (the Italian Challenger to the America’s Cup).

Itinerary

1. DEPARTURE

Departure from the port of Su Siccu in Cagliari. Follow the  directions

2. CAPO SANT'ELIA

Sailing in the Gulf of Cagliari towards Capo Sant’Elia

3 . Cala fighera

Stop at Cala Fighera, a small beach stretching between steep cliffs and landslides

4. Poetto

Sailing along the famous Sella del Diavolo (Devil’s Saddle), we sail opposite Poetto beach

5 . RETURN

Return journey to the Port of Su Siccu

Itinerary

1. DEPARTURE

Departure from the port of Su Siccu in Cagliari. Follow the directions

2. CAPo SANT'ELIA

Sailing in the Gulf of Cagliari towards Capo Sant’Elia

3 . Cala fighera

Stop at Cala Fighera, a small beach stretching between steep cliffs and landslides

4. Poetto

Sailing along the famous Sella del Diavolo (Devil’s Saddle), we sail opposite Poetto beach

5 . return

Return journey to the Port of Su Siccu

*The itinerary may be subject to change, depending on weather conditions. Any changes will be promptly communicated 12 hours before the excursion or at the time of embarkation.

About us

  •   Very nice experience I would recommend, Paolo is very knowledgeable about sailing and the places we got to see ! It’s worth every penny !

    thumb Irina
    09/07/2023
  •   Great way to enjoy the beautiful water!

    thumb Samuel
    22/08/2022
  •   Wij hadden geen zeilervaring , maar Paola bestuurt de boot zelf en is een ervaren zeiler . Hij doet dit voor zijn hobby buiten zijn werk als arts en... read more

    thumb Angelique
    01/07/2023
  •   This was the highlight of our one week stay in Sardinia, and I'd highly recommend this experience to anyone looking for an authentic sailing trip!

    Paolo has been... read more

    thumb Andrei
    28/09/2022
  •   Tour with Paolo exceeded my expectations! Everything was perfect! Paolo is very nice person. He tells stories not only about places we saw on the trip but also a lot... read more

    thumb Goda
    10/05/2023
  •   Wir haben die Segeltour mit Paolo in vollen Zügen genossen! Vor allem das Segeln mit dem tollen Wind auf der Rückfahrt war ein super Erlebnis!

    thumb Evelyne
    05/10/2023
  •   Paolo es una excelente compañía y muy buen guía. Es obvio que le apasiona salir a navegar y compartir esa experiencia con otros con una personalidad tan amigable y abierta... read more

    thumb Antonio
    30/09/2023
  •   Paolo is amazing. Very friendly and very accommodating. He offered us food and drinks on the trip. He is also a sailing expert! We got the chance to swim in... read more

    thumb Weaam
    06/08/2022
  •   Better than I expected!!!! Magical is the word. The weather is definitely bonus, it rained a bit but we saw the most beautiful rainbow ever. At the end of the... read more

    thumb Peiran
    17/12/2022
  •   Paolo ist ein sehr herzlicher, beseelter Gastgeber, dem es wirklich am Herzen liegt Sardinien und seine Schönheiten den Besucher*innen näher zu bringen. Alles hat wunderbar geklappt, die Stimmung der Gruppe... read more

    thumb Luzia
    13/08/2022

About Us

  •   Wir hatten viel Freude mit Paolo. Er kann dir zu allem etwas erzählen.
    Er ist Skipper, Erklärer, Sandwichmaker und Unterhalter in Einem.
    Vielen Dank und Ciao.

    thumb Thorsten
    18/07/2023

      Great tour! Paolo is a great tour guide and the scenery is amazing

    thumb Alex
    28/08/2022

      Great way to relax at sea at a great value. Paolo is great at communicating throughout the experience and making safety a priority. He's also really good at engaging participants... read more

    thumb Mairah
    24/10/2022
  •   Excellente expérience. Paolo nous a fait partagé sa passion et ses connaissances des lieux. Il nous a mis à l'aise.

    thumb Nathalie
    26/10/2022

      tutto perfetto

    thumb Matteo
    12/08/2021

      Paolo ia a very friendly guy, he did great job with networking people on the trip so we enjoyed even more. Great amtosohere and time ☀️☀️☀️

    thumb Roma
    06/07/2023
  •   Paolo est une personne très sympathique ! Très belle expérience, nous avons aperçu très peu de temps des dauphins ! Endroit magnifique pour se baigner ! Prix très raisonnable !... read more

    thumb Marie
    04/09/2023

      Paolo is a passionate person who loves sailing - he is also a story teller who can tell you so much about the history of the places that we sail... read more

    thumb Jaewon
    04/05/2023

      An absolutely amazing boat trip with great views over the Cagliari area. Paolo was very flexible and knowledgeable. We were five persons which was perfect. Would definitely recommend!

    thumb Susanna
    29/04/2023
  •   Recomendamos esta experiencia, Paolo es un guía y un marinero excelente. Nos ha encantado nadar en un lugar tan precioso al que no se puede llegar de otra forma que... read more

    thumb Marta
    12/08/2022

      Paolo est un bon navigateur , il connaît bien l’histoire et transmet son amour de la mer et de la navigation à la voile . C’était une super matinée qui... read more

    thumb Kelly
    16/06/2023

      This was an amazing excursion. First time sailing and Paolo made sure explained all the sailing jargon so we knew what was going on. We felt safe at all... read more

    thumb Paa Kwesi
    19/10/2023
  •   l'esperienza che si può vivere insieme a Paolo è strabiliante, il racconto del luogo in cui vive e della sua passione ti trasporta affettuosamente e ti fa sentire a (Website... read more

    thumb Giorgia
    06/08/2022

      Leider verlief die Fahrt auf dem Segelboot ganz anders als erwartet,was mit dem Wetter zu tun hatte. Es war so windig und die Wellen so hoch, dass wir an keiner... read more

    thumb Lisa
    28/07/2023

      This is awesome! Paolo was so sweet and willing to personalize this trip for us as we were celebrating our anniversary. It did rain but he absolutely made the best... read more

    thumb Madison
    28/05/2022

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