Life on the base
La vita in Base è un’esperienza “unica” e tutti i Soci sono chiamati a partecipare, rendendosi così protagonisti della vacanza in un clima di collaborazione e rispetto per l’ambiente naturale che ci circonda. Il “Capo Base”, responsabile del corretto svolgimento di tutte le attività a terra e in mare è coadiuvato da uno staff qualificato, costituito da istruttori, cambusieri e altri volontari cresciuti all’interno dell’Associazione, che sono fondamentale punto di riferimento per la vita in Base.
What to bring
Personal belongings - jeans – cotton t-shirts – wool or fleece sweaters - K-way - hat – sunglasses and a cord to keep them from getting lost at sea.
- For dinghy sailing courses: boots in drift neoprene or at least sneakers are recommended – volleyball-type knee pads – shorts – sailing gloves or similar – if you suffer from cold (especially at the beginning of the season), a short, light neoprene wetsuit is recommended.
- For windsurfing courses: special shoes and gloves are essential.
In addition: sleeping bag or sheets and blankets – pillow – electric torch (the tents are not lit) – sun cream – personal medication.
The Association will supply a bed and a mattress cover sheet. It is necessary to have cash on hand (approximately €110 each week) for the common galley cashbox and for personal expenses (cash machines are not available nearby). Musical instruments are preferable to radios and other portable music devices.
During the sailing course, each crew member is responsible for him or herself, companions, and boat. This culture extends to every aspect of base life, including kitchen management. Expect to contribute to meal preparation during your sailing course, as well as overseeing dish washing and the cleaning of common areas. At least once during the week-long course, you will be called to do “comandata” (chores). Each kitchen independently manages its own “common fund” for the food, to which each participant contributes a weekly fixed fee of approximately 110 euro.