Opening enrollment 2023
The most anticipated time of the year is about to arrive. For 2023, we have decided to divide the departure into 3 different times so that we can enable
The most anticipated time of the year is about to arrive. For 2023, we have decided to divide the departure into 3 different times so that we can enable
October 19 marks the start of the new journey of the Ocean Film Festival Italia, a film festival presenting a selection of the best films from the Australian festival of the same name. The
A Sorgenia-signed photovoltaic system for Centro Velico Caprera. This is the latest step in a broader collaboration that began last April
In this report on the first activities on board One, Ginevra Boldrocchi, Sandro Carniel and Alessandro Benedetti explain, among other things, what it means to do
After the inaugural event hosted by the Italian Navy in the splendid setting of the Circolo Sottufficiali de La Maddalena, One cast off. On board more than
Yesterday, Monday 11 April, the press conference to launch M.A.R.E. was held at the Sorgenia headquarters in Milan. The project was
An essential course, especially for those who sail in the Mediterranean. Because when planning a voyage there are few aspects more relevant than the weather. From this year, the
This is an extraordinary opportunity to give impetus to a territory which, as Caprerini, we have called 'home' for over 50 years. The candidature of La Maddalena as Capital
"We were looking for a place that was spartan, windy, full of ridges and above all inaccessible from the ground. All of us were anxious about that trip to Caprera, and we all had great
The truth is that in this crazy end of season, such things are happening on Caprera (understood more as a category of the spirit than as a physical place).
In the latest instalment of the report that the Giornale della Vela has dedicated to our super course with Ganga Bruni and Max Sirena, we get to know each other.
In the second half of the Master Stage High Performance course at least two major things happened. The first was the arrival of skipper
Having two instructors like Gabriele Ganga Bruni and Max Sirena is an absolute privilege. Thanks to our friends at the Giornale della Vela this exceptional Master Stage
The Clinic Class 40 course gets into full swing with next Thursday's crossing of the Strait of Gibraltar and the start of the ocean voyage to Lanzarote.
After three successful editions and a fourth forced to stream, the Ocean Film Festival returns to the cinema. Good news for all goatherners
It was in the air and now we can officially confirm it: the Master Stage organised by the Olympic champion and trainer Ganga Bruni will see the participation for three days of the
A red ribbon on every boat that will be on the water on 4 July to say no to gender-based violence. The initiative launched
We got to know him closely during last spring's Cup Lessons. Now, Gabriele Ganga Bruni is offering 16 lucky sailors
We had worked together with the friends of the non-profit organisation SEA ME Sardinia in past years on the Navigation and Environment course. Now they have asked us
Next October the CVC and One Ocean Foundation, in collaboration with ESA Worldwide, the Area11Diver divercenter of La Maddalena, the associations "An archipelago without plastic" and SlowDive, the patronage of the National Park of the Archipelago of
While we wait to get back to real sailing, Il Giornale della Vela and TAG Heuer are launching an event that couldn't be more contemporary. A regatta
Not a course but a technical coastal navigation organised jointly by Centro Velico Caprera and the
Learning is part of the game The 2021 season is officially underway and we have chosen to open the dances with a video that ironically (but
After the incredible success of our Cup Lessons, with more than 100,000 views (and counting...), we are now tackling a field we know well, that of navigation.
We are now on the 4th episode of our Cup Lessons, 'Roles and Raves with Francesco Gabibbo Pizzuto' and the audience following continues to grow. Credit
We start the year and we do it with a bit of education. The new edition of the Prada Cup will start soon and will be followed by the America's Cup. Boats
Once again this year we will be present at the Genoa Boat Show, the largest nautical expo in the Mediterranean. You will find us from 2 to 6 October alongside
A D6 with Giulia Conti, Class 40 Clinic and the unmissable master stage with Roberto Ferrarese on J80. A difficult season, which has turned into
Less than a week to go before the TAG Heuer Vela Cup: the regatta circuit organised by the Giornale della Vela will be stopping off at
A series of events that have left their mark on history, all taking place in September. And in the meantime, at Caprera
2009 miles, 94 days of sailing, 25 days of forced stopovers due to bad weather, 119 days of travel in total. Guido Grugnola is the first
In order to prevent the health crisis from turning into an environmental crisis, we need to keep our guard up. The huge amount of single-use plastics that,
Tommaso Chieffi, Gabriele Ganga Bruni, Max Sirena, Giovanni Soldini, Giulia Conti. From the Moro di Venezia to Luna Rossa, from the 49er to solo oceanic sailing.
The extraordinary solidarity you have shown has enabled us to purchase and deliver 10,000 masks and a large quantity of disinfectant gel to the
The time has come to do something more. We have always taken care of the environment and the territory that hosts us and in this
Four days to try out the boats purchased during this season full of important novelties. Four days to race and challenge each other among friends. Four days for
On 10 October, at the opening night of the European Academies Cup, Centro Velico Caprera presented and signed all the European Academies Cups.
The selections that saw 6 crews, 4 Seniors and 2 Juniors, competing in the waters of Porto Palma for three days of competition have come to an end.
Since 2011 it has brought together Europe's best sailing schools in a three-day regatta divided into Senior and Junior classes. Now the European Acadamies
A visit that honours the commitment of students and instructors and confirms that the work carried out over these 50 years is appreciated by the
We believe in the importance, now more than ever, of networking among all those who love the sea and strive to make its beauty known, and
This year the focus shifts decisively towards discovering and preserving the environment: a week of sailing in which you can be the protagonist of observations and collecting
"In 52 years it has trained 130,000 sailors and more than a thousand instructors: Centro Velico Caprera, set in the most beautiful and wildest part of the La
"Technology is not infallible, and if systems fail, you have to be able to cope. This is how Federico Hansberg, instructor at the
Interpreting weather signals and being able to intervene on the most common failures of a marine engine are the ABCs of any sailor who can call himself a sailor.
Inspired by the skippering experience of its architect, Sam Manuard, the First 27 is a robust and light boat that is both sporty and fun thanks to its angled hull.
Among this year's many innovations, there is one we haven't told you about yet, but which we think will be one of this year's bombshells.
Centro Velico Caprera is taking part with the International Sailing School Association (ISSA) in Boot Düsseldorf, the most important indoor boat show, staged from 19 to 30 June.
It's been a while since this happened. Of course, last year's Cinquantenaire celebrations were an exceptional opportunity to get together, but Caprera Open is
It couldn't have been more difficult on the race course, and the draw immediately pitted us against the defending champions, the French team of
Centro Velico Caprera is supporting the second edition of the Ocean Film Festival, a film showcasing a selection of the best films from the Australian festival of the same name.
Since 2011, Europe's most famous sailing schools have been competing in an annual regatta: the European Sailing Academies Cup. The CVC is regularly
Centro Velico Caprera and We Will Care Onlus are among the protagonists of the thirtieth edition of the Mario Formenton Trophy, the most fascinating sailing regatta in the world.
Everyone likes the idea of a clean beach and a sea free of litter. But how much do we actually do to find these conditions every time
Terraces, double trapeze, low weight and great ease in handling loads, making them suitable for mixed crews. These are some of the
There is a Giro d'Italia in which whoever finishes first does not wear the Maglia Rosa. That's what he's been doing since 29 June aboard Crivizza,
We want you! We can't think of a better way to describe Caprera than having you, the heart and soul of the island, tell us about it.
Stefano Nannarelli, the naturalist who will accompany the crews during the course Navigation, Environment and Culture, was interviewed by YouMark after the press conference Conoscere il mare
This is not exactly a 'normal' course. In fact, the MASTER STAGE: TECHNIQUE-TECHNICS-STRATEGY course is anything but normal. Starting from who will hold it, the multiple World Champion
The President of Centro velico Caprera Paolo Martano and the We Will Care students talked about their experience together during the programme
Values, intentions and ambitions mark the dialogue on the future of Centro Velico Caprera, the most important sailing school in the Mediterranean. At the meeting
Small, simple things that can make a difference. This year, those who go to Caprera will find at Base some infographics produced in collaboration with Green Planner that
Did you know that the non-profit organisation We Will Care promotes psychological support and the strengthening of emotional, psychological and decision-making resources for cancer patients? E
Performing and adrenalin-pumping - they can reach speeds of up to 30 knots - but at the same time surprisingly easy to tame, the Hobie Cat 16s have
On show at the State University during the first week of spring will be the testimonial images of a group of women who, together with their psychologists and the instructors of Centro Velico Caprera , transformed the
Usually, when you need help on a boat, you ask: "Hands!". This time, however, it is your feet that we need, and for a
Easter, 25 April, First of May, Halloween: Caprera's cruising holidays change face. Scoprilavela is born: a course designed to allow those who are fully
Navigation, Environment and Culture course: a course that marks a real breakthrough in what Centro Velico Caprera has to offer. A biologist will accompany the crew throughout the course.
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