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Within one month (30 days) before the start of the course:
For your luggage, use soft bags that take up little space when folded (no rigid suitcases).
Please note that cigarettes and tobacco are not sold at the base.
For all courses:
In particular for courses on dinghies:
In particular for courses on cabin cruisers:
* items that can be purchased at the Caprera shop
From the mainland > Olbia
By ship (arrival in Olbia or Golfo Aranci)
By air (arrival in Olbia)
Olbia > Palau
Palau is 50 km from Olbia, these are the means of transport (journey time about 1 hour):
Palau > La Maddalena
From Palau to La Maddalena regular ferry (about 15 minutes).
La Maddalena > Caprera Base
Every Saturday in La Maddalena at 13:45, on the Lungomare via Amendola, motorboat Apollo II with a CVC sign will take the students to Caprera (meeting point 10/15 minutes before). Before 1 May and after 31 October, the motorboat will be replaced by a bus, same time and meeting point.
Telephone to be used only on Saturday of arrival in case of emergency: 347/6749599.
If you arrive late, from La Maddalena you can call a taxi (see contact details under Useful Phones - average price 23/30 Euro or more).
The Centro Velico Caprera does not organise group trips but points out the existence of a Facebook page dedicated to arrivals and departures so that participants can organise their trip better.
It is not recommended to arrive at the base bycar .
Access is only allowed up to the gate of the Precrociera dock, from there you wait for the arrival of the other students with the ferry from La Maddalena. For the duration of the course you will not have the opportunity to use it.
Cars are not allowed to circulate inside the Park, unless you have a special permit, which can be obtained directly from the Park Authority (Tel. 0789/79021).
It is advisable to leave them in Palau.
The base has three settlements on the south coast of the island:
There is a CVC infirmary at Punta Coda.
When disembarking from the ferry, the students of each course are assembled and assigned a place in the dormitories. You will take possession of your sleeping place, dressed appropriately for the swimming and scuba diving test (dInghy initiation courses) or for the activity on the boats. You will then be assembled in the classroom to receive instructions from the Chief of Instructors (Shift Leader) and base staff.
There are individual safety boxes in the Punta Coda Initiation settlement. You will be given the key against a deposit of 50 Euro. In the other settlements there are collective safes. The school is not liable for the theft of items left unattended. Avoid bringing valuables or excessive amounts of money.
Life on Caprera is regulated by the following timetable:
06.30 wake up
21.00 comments on the day
Particular attention is paid to resting during the night: very intense sporting activity does not allow hours of rest to be lost.
The CVC shop is at Punta Coda and at the Precrociera and is open every day (including Sundays).
Hours: Punta Coda 12.30-13.00 19.00-20.00. Precrociera: 19.00-20.00. Both are open on Saturdays from 10.30 am to 1 pm. You can pay at the shop with cash cards or credit cards.
At the shop you can find:
- technical sailing clothing:
- sailing gloves;
- wetsuit boots;
- neoprene wetsuits;
- sailing trousers;
- boots (on request).
- sailing clothing:
- polo shirts, jumpers;
- shoes (on request).
- various accessories: blankets, sleeping bags, knives. No cigarettes for sale
You can also find:
- drinks, biscuits, snacks, etc.;
- personal hygiene items.
If there are any special needs (medicines, etc.), the shop assistant can buy the necessary items in La Maddalena.
From week 23 to week 30 no alcohol will be sold in the Punta Coda shop.
Coca cola, beer, wine and other drinks can be purchased from the staff at the shop.
Mineral water is provided free of charge at the table and on the boat. For personal use you can always top up your own water bottles from the water dispensers on the bases.
It is recommended that you bring your personal ASL card. There is an infirmary on Caprera.
If a transfer to a hospital in La Maddalena or Olbia is necessary, the student will have to pay for the transport back to the base.
Bus timetables ARST and TURMOTRAVEL - Olbia-Palau-Olbia
ARST: consult the website http://arst.sardegna.it/orari_e_autolinee.html or call the toll-free number 800 865 042
TURMOTRAVEL: consult the website http://www.gruppoturmotravel.com/trasportopubblico.php or call 0789/21487
Segreteria Milano 02/86452191
Segreteria Maddalena 0789/738529
Ospedale La Maddalena 0789/737732
Taxi Aisoni (Olbia/Palau) (also for minibuses) 0789/709309
Taxi Todde 330/649933
Taxi Acciaro (also for minibuses of 6) 340/1554000 328/800335
Taxi Musa Roberto (also for minibuses) 347/3706074
Telephone to call only on Saturday of arrival in case of emergency: 347/6749599