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MAIDEN VOYAGE WITH GRANDE ORAZIO OWNER

Dai Dai Dai Dai…23,5 kts: it was my first ocean crossing and it was amazing to see how one’s body adapts to its new conditions, in jacket, boots and maximum safety, with the waves from the stern bearing down on you. The boat proved to be exceptionally stable, as if it were travelling on tracks. So, what does it take to do 5,000 miles? Nothing, if you sail them on board Grande Orazio!

Owner SW82 Grande Orazio surfing on the waves in Atlantic in T-Shirt

Sure, if I could take a sabbatical year I would, even though, in terms of character, I am more of a ship owner than a skipper. This said, during the 21 days from Cape Town to Cape Verde I was just a member of the crew on Southern Wind 82 Grande Orazio, as it set out on its maiden voyage from South Africa to the Mediterranean.
Although, the thought of becoming a skipper, in another life, only fleetingly passed through my mind, the experience of this journey was one of great personal enrichment. It is true that something changes inside of you. How could I put this better? Simply, you come home and your loved ones embrace you in a different way than before you left.
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