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The team

Simone Marini

Simone Marini

Founder, CEO

After a 15-year-navigation through the waters of Information Technology, Simone eventually manages to escape and drop anchor at Sailsquare.

His dream is to move the Sailsquare headquarters to a place where he can admire the sea from the office. He loves to sail fast cruisers, to take long nocturnal journeys, and to see a new moon under a blanket of stars.

Favourite sailing areas
His beloved landing spots are the small and charming harbours of the Cyclades and the Balearic Islands, especially where inlets are hidden among impressive limestone rocks.

Riccardo Boatti

Riccardo Boatti

Founder, CMO

Riccardo is an expert in online communication, working for 15 years in new media agencies as a team leader and account manager.

As a small boy he loved boats more than football. Then in 2013, jumped aboard Sailsquare with Simone, believing that the Internet and social networks can change the way we organise sailing holidays.

Favourite sailing areas
He is bewitched by Greece and Corsica. However, he dreams of travelling the world by boat... with an internet connection.

Maxime Courtaigne

Maxime Courtaigne

Head of International Development

Maxime is an extreme sports lover with strong interests in innovation and collaborative economy. Before getting onboard at Sailsquare, he was been deploying a dozen marketplaces in heterogeneous sectors such as tourism, sports, cosmetics and fashion.

He grew up by the sea and quickly became a water-sports addict. He discovered sailing through an amazing transatlantic crossing coming back from an investment banking job in New York. Naturally, joining Sailsquare was a unique opportunity to combine his passions for startups and outdoor sports.

Favourite sailing areas
He is fascinated by offshore sailing, allowing him to feel the power of the Elements. He also dreams about sailing the Caribbean with his kitesurfing equipment.

Matteo Tamburini

Matteo Tamburini

CTO

Matteo has been passionate about Computer Science seemingly since birth, he has several years experience managing and delivering Information Technology solutions and services, both for internal corporate purposes and for the wider market.

He loves Milan, flotillas, innovation, business management and technology. Outisde of his work with Sailsquare, he focuses his time on his biggest passions - his kids, sailing, and learning.

Favourite sailing areas
He loves the sea, the colours, the people, and the places of the Cyclades smallest islands. Sailing, friends, and fun are the only things to keep him from a fast internet connection.

Francesca Ellisse

Francesca Ellisse

Communication Manager

Francesca joined Sailsquare in 2015, at the age of 30, and she eventually fulfilled her dream to match her working skills with her passion for sailing holidays after several experiences in the field of advertising, marketing and event management in London, Sydney and Milan.

Her passion for sailing started at Centro Velico Caprera sailing school, where she realised that watching a sunset while you haul down the sails is the best way to end the day.

Favourite sailing areas
Sardinia, Sardinia, Sardinia! Not the one known for clubs but the one you see from the sea, with its crystal-clear water and white rocks, the one with breathtaking sunsets, and the smell (and taste) of Mirto.

Marcello Demurtas

Marcello Demurtas

Creative/UX director

Marcello has 10 years experience in advertising and online communication agencies, where he managed online and offline creativity for both national and international clients.

In February 2014, he accepted the challenge at Sailsquare and left the world of agencies.

Favourite sailing areas
As a Sardinian, he loves cold weather. Even though he adores the placid waters of the Scandinavian and Greenland fjords, he can't resist the charm of his homeland’s small harbours.

Alyzée Eloi

Alyzée Eloi

Storyteller

Alyzée is a “Dream Seller”! She is an explorer, always looking for a new adventure in her next travels. Before starting to follow her own dreams, she got her Master degree n a business school in Paris. Born in South of France, raise in the French Caribbean islands, sailing around Guadeloupe, studying English in Hawaii, discovering video production in Texas, working in a resort on a Great Barrier Reef’s island in Australia, learning how to sell dreams and create happiness through the Walt Disney Company in Orlando Florida, Alyzée considers herself as a citizen of the world.

Lately, with all her imagination, using her creativity, Alyzée earned her place aboard Sailsquare. Now, she’s doing “The Best Job In The World”, sailing all around the world and pursuing her dreams. Because according to her, “selling dreams is more than an expression, it’s a job.”

Favourite sailing areas
Alyzée is an island girl. Used to sail in the Caribbean, she is looking forward to discover other seas...last challenge? Sailing in the Pacific Ocean.

Fulvia Valenti

Fulvia Valenti

Junior Digital Marketing Specialist

Graduated in Marketing & Communication, she is fond of these two disciplines which allows her to blend her analytical part of her personality with the creative one. After some work experiences in multinational companies, she arrived in Sailsquare in March 2018, which made her bewitched by the fervour and the enthusiasm of this port full of ideas.

She is totally in love with her own city, Milan, and she never miss the occasion to live it under every perspective. She dreams to add stamps on her passport as much as possible, but when she doesn’t travel, she loves reading, going to the cinema, the art’s exhibits, going to the gym, watching soccer, supporting her team (obviously Milan), socialising and meeting people always new.

Favourite sailing areas
After falling to the charm of Sicily and its sea, now she would like to visit the other big island of Italy, Sardinia. She dreams to go on holiday on a catamaran in the Caribbean.

Francesca Manto

Francesca Manto

Comm. & Social Media Specialist

A strong humanistic education combined with a degree in economics are the basis of her way of being, that combines creativity and management. Always balanced between rationality and adventurous spirit, she decided to join Sailsquare after many years of work in the editorial world of newspapers.

The information culture and the attention to editing led her to develop communication projects and marketing strategies to support the business, following the digital developments. Passionate about visual arts, photography and graphic design, she lights up her imagination with things such as breathtaking landscapes, a masterpiece in a museum, or even quite simply with a well-done advertisement on the street.

Favourite sailing areas
She dreams of sailing all coral reefs on the planet from the most well-known in Australia to the nearest to her in the Red Sea, but the place of her heart, where she can get away every weekend, is the Ligurian Sea.

Angelo Di Stella

Angelo Di Stella

Software Developer

Graduated in Computer Engineering with a passion for software development, Angelo threw away his suit and tie, and joined the Sailsquare crew on a cold day in December 2016. When not using his PC he loves to climb, take long walks and pretend to be a rockstar.

His bucket list? Playing ukulele in a cockpit during a sunset.

Favourite sailing areas
Anywhere he can find rock walls - to be climbed - that merges sailing with his biggest passion that is free climbing.

Cesare Cocito

Cesare Cocito

Software Developer

Half designer, half developer, Cesare has worked with many different adv organizations while studying Industrial Design. Ever since his graduation, he has always followed his passions gaining a 7-year experience as front end developer both in web agency and companies.

He is in love with mountains, but as a genuine Genoese he also carries sea in his heart - this is why it was so easy for him to join Sailsquare crew in 2017.

Favourite sailing areas
He dreams of discovering antipodal exotic destinations, from the North Sea to the Pacific Ocean, but his beloved course will always be between his homeland in Liguria and Southern Italy, where his heart lies.

Stefano Torresi

Stefano Torresi

Tech Lead

Stefano embodies “the typical computer geek” - when he was 8 he copied BASIC code from C64 manual to let it crash by changing GOTO instructions randomly. At the age of 16 everyone called him “web master” while he was self-learning how to create a system to manage online gaming tournaments.

20 years later coding is still is biggest passion and it has also become his job. The only way to take Stefano’s mind off it is organizing a motor tour, a jam session or offering him an handmade beer.

Favourite sailing areas
He loves staring at the Ionian Sea from the edge of the Etna, riding his Ducati, spending time with his other half and his biker crew who are as crazy as him.

Valentina Gagno

Valentina Gagno

Administrative Manager

Born and raised in Veneto, Valentina, Valentina is an accountant with a spirit of adventure, who moved to Milan in 2015. A new entry, coming aboard in November 2018 as an administrative accountant, excited to support the crew with her experience and organisational skills! She is a former volleyball player, and loves working as part of a team, and organising themed house parties.

Always with the travel luggage ready to go, her greatest passion is traveling, exploring new places, different cultures and savouring original dishes. She loves the summer months, living by the sea like a lizard in the sun and swimming in the crystal clear waters of her beloved Sardinia.

Favourite sailing areas
After her first sailing experience in the Maddalena archipelago, she now wishes to explore more of the world by sea! Top of her travel buckelist is a trip to the Maldives, for its white sand, transparent waters and coral reef!

Giulia Ferrazzo

Giulia Ferrazzo

Customer Care Specialist

After a Modern Languages, Media and Communication degree, in 2016 Giulia arrives at Sailsquare for a fixed-term experience first, which becomes a long-lasting relationship after a few months. Feeling happy and safe in this new harbour, she never stops talking about Sailsquare with her friends.

TV series and travel lover, she spends her spare time watching movies at cinemas and dreaming of new adventures, planning the perfect trip in order to jump on a plane as soon as possible.

Favourite sailing areas
Sailing newbie but also fascinated by her colleagues’ experiences, she really can’t wait to set sails for her first sailing adventure!

Joffrey Bougard

Joffrey Bougard

Junior Operations Manager

Joffrey has worked in business developer and customer support for several years. His experiences abroad enabled him to discover different cultures and improve his linguistic skills. Arriving in Milan, he got on board an adventure with Sailsquare willing to share the passion for sailing.

Joffrey is busy and lost in the big city far from the sea - that’s why as soon as he has the opportunity, he escapes to regain the calm and tranquility that only the sound of waves crashing on the rocks can give him.

Favourite sailing areas
In his heart Sardinia has no equal. Every year, he counts down the days that separates him from the next dive in those pristine waters surrounding one of the most beautiful islands of the world.

Veronica Lupo

Veronica Lupo

Customer Care Specialist

After graduating in Media Languages, Veronica began working in advertising, event organisation and marketing. Following a sailing holiday given to her father, she was so satisfied with the service offered by Sailsquare, so she decided to get on board and join the team.

Lover of good food and good company, she never misses the chance to organise gourmet dinners for her friends or going to parties to make new friends. With a creative personality, she believes that thinking out of the box is the best way to make good decisions.

Favourite sailing areas
Being deeply in love with nature and animals and passionate about oriental philosophy, her dream is to discover the most crystalline seas and the most pristine islands of the Indian Ocean on a sailboat.

Luca Gusmaroli

Luca Gusmaroli

Junior Skipper Operations

Once evaded by the storm of Politics Studies and after having long moored in the calm waters of teaching, decided to raise the anchor and start a new adventure - accepting the challenge of Sailsquare. I've always been passionate about languages and sharing life-changing experiences and am an innate extrovert - I couldn't miss the opportunity to bring my curiosity and daydreaming attitude here to Sailsquare.

In my free time I devour books and newspapers and the nightlife of Milan... but I also like some of my good old habits - to walk with my beloved Labrador, Fiona, or to take improvised weekend breaks by the coast!

Favourite sailing areas
While I secretly hold the desire to dock at the exotic ports of the Indian Ocean, I cannot wait to dive into my first experience on the sea to the French coasts.

Saxon Bosworth

Saxon Bosworth

Junior Country Manager UK

In 2018, Saxon both graduated from International Business studies, and was ecstatic to travel to a 30th country as he continues his quest to see the world!

Having had some delightful moments in Paris during 2017, he was thrilled to come back to the city to explore the world of sailing, and the life of the startup with Sailsquare!

Favourite sailing areas
In 2014, Saxon was fortunate to accompany his grandfather on a quite incredible sailing adventure - joining his grandfather in Catania, Sicily and a life-changing month later returning home from Athens, Greece. Saxon says the most enchanting part of this journey was discovering the small, lesser-known Greek island of Othoni!

Antonia Gsinn

Antonia Gsinn

Junior Country Manager Germany

After finishing her degree in Communication Sciences and collecting practical experience in the fields of Social Media, Public Relations and Journalism, Antonia decided to leave Germany to explore the world. Following the sun, she first landed in Spain where she settled for a few months to enjoy a Spanish summer. After this she set sail again and caught a positive breeze that took her to Sailsquare in Paris.

With Sailsquare, Antonia made her love for the sea, traveling, and different cultures her profession. As a curious and social person she loves the international environment within her team, and is eager to make sailing dreams come true.

Favourite sailing areas
She lived her first adventure on a sailing boat in Holland and hopes that many other yacht cruises will follow. Since forever she has dreamt about a trip to Africa - so why not explore the amazing beaches of Zanzibar on a sailing boat?

Esther Nieto

Esther Nieto

Junior Country Manager Spain

After graduating in Administration and Management of Tourism Business and working experience in an online housing rental platform, Esther decided to leave Spain, her home country, and Madrid to join the Sailsquare adventure. She is attracted to the ambitious and meaningful projects and always wanted to work in a startup environment, which is why she accepted the challenge of developing Sailsquare on the Spanish market.

As a travel lover and a Spanish native, Esther loves to spend time on the beach and to enjoy all sea activities. This is also why she decided to integrate into the Sailsquare team.

Favourite sailing areas
She particularly appreciates the Balearic Islands, where she likes to look for deserted and secret beaches. However, she is always keen to discover new areas, the latest being Indonesia, and its beautiful Java Sea.

Marine Guillot

Marine Guillot

Junior Country Manager France

Graduated in Marketing and Communication. After different experiences in multinational companies, she wanted to embark on a dynamic adventure by joining a startup.

Firm believer that marketing might take you from A to B but creativity can take you everywhere, she is also a seeker of beauty in all things. Curious by nature, she likes to explore and discover. She can happily spend hours getting lost in a new city.

Favourite sailing areas
Of course Brittany ! Having spent her childhood sailing there, Brittany is her beloved sailing spot. However, she is also happy to sail in warmer regions and to discover new countries.

The advisory board

Marco Viganò

Marco Viganò

Industry Advisor

Marco began organising sailing holidays during his university years and he hasn’t stopped since. In 2003 he founded forSailing, a sailing association which soon became the benchmark in the world of Italian sailing schools.

After a few beers with Simone and Riccardo, he sensed the possibility for sailsquare to enter and shake up the nautical tourism market, and decided to join the crew.

Favourite sailing areas
Despite having a soft spot for the Cyclades Islands, he loves any area, especially the little-known ones. Actually, more than discovering new places, he loves to meet new people and show them what the sea's taught him over time.

Lodovico Artoni

Lodovico Artoni

head legal @ RDR&Associati

Lodovico has worked in both Italy and abroad for several international law firms, gaining extensive experience in all aspects of corporate law (M&A, joint ventures, financing, listing, etc.)

He immediately developed a passion for sailsquare due to its international nature and has promised to take it onto the stock market.

Favourite sailing areas
He loves long journeys, provided that on arrival he finds a good martini cocktail and a shelter, nicely protected from the wind, where he can immerse himself in his favourite reading material

You?

You?

Startup Advisor

You have founded one or more successful startup companies and have strong connections with the startup ecosystem, especially abroad - in the UK and Germany?

She is an investor and/or advisor of other initiatives, particularly in the world of the sharing economy and collaborative consumption, and of course, from time to time, she zigzag across the waves on a sailboat.

Favourite sailing areas

The ambassadors

Francesco Padovan

Francesco Padovan

Skipper - Milan

You can describe Frankie with some simple words: a passionate skipper, a big smile on the face, witty humor and a lot of energy. He loves to travel in every possible way: on foot to explore hidden treasures, by bicycle for short trips, by car to feel the power of speed, by plane for long distances and by sailboat!

He met Sailsquare years ago, after learning the basics of sailing and deciding after some engaging trips to obtain the nautical license. He really appreciates solitude and privacy, but at the same time he cannot stay without good vibes and lot of noise. His trademark? An air of mystery behind him, just like a respectful sea man.

Varki Pagan

Varki Pagan

Skipper - Trieste

Varki loves sailing in all its shapes: sailing alone to relax for a while, sailing in a flotilla to have fun. He loves to meet new people on a trip because he thinks a travel is first of all among humans.

Thanks to sailsquare and its flotillas he found a perfect balance between relaxation and wild parties all night. Celebrations usually don’t stop at the end of a holiday, as he tries his best to keep contact with sailsquare crews. Come ashore and join him for a Prosecco!

Federica Premoli

Federica Premoli

Sailor - Milan

Federica is a sunny and straightforward girl who’s travelled the world since she has memory, even though she could give her body and soul to Milan. She’s addicted to reading and music, besides relaxation holidays as well as flotillas.
She gets to know sailsquare in 2015 and now she cannot stay away from it: each holiday is a chance to get onboard and meet new people, whatever the season.

Marco Trifoglo

Marco Trifoglo

Skipper - Turin

Passionate skipper and graphic designer, he’s always smiling and enthusiastic. He discovers sailing almost by accident and find it extremely fascinating: to him, sailing and living by the laws of the sea is the best way to relax and get away from the noises of the city.

With Sailsquare he discovers a new way of sailing with new friends who love the sea and with whom he can share unique moments, on board and on the ground.

Edoardo De Lena

Edoardo De Lena

Sailor - Milan

Edoardo is a boy from Southern Italy, born in a little city by the sea, Termoli. He later moved to Milan to follow his dream of becoming an engineer. Extremely curious, he loves to wander and meet new people around the world, like a real global citizen.

His restless nature made him fall in love with the sea, that it his greatest joy in the world since he was little. This is the reason why he decided to join Sailsquare, to sail and live that feeling of freedom that only the sea and a sailboat can give you.

Karin Santoro

Karin Santoro

Sailor - Turin

Un mix interessante scorre nelle sue vene: Karin è per metà Bergamasca e per metài Catanese ed è da sempre stata portata per mare in barca a vela, prima da suo padre e suo fratello, ora dal suo fidanzato skipper.

Karin adora la vita di bordo a 360°: le piace navigare, scoprire cale nascoste dove fare lunghi bagni, organizzare e preparare aperitivi. Non è un tipo “party-hard” ma non si tua indietro per fare festa a bordo e a terra.

Luca Scuffi Abati

Luca Scuffi Abati

Skipper - Florence

Luca is a typical man from Tuscany, big-hearted and always ready to joke. Inside the community, everybody calls him the Gentle Giant.
He navigates among Elba Island, Corsica and Sardinia with his beloved Selenia, making tours for families with children as well as young people. He’s one of the first skippers who published experiences on Sailsquare platform and navigates reminding the motto “my boat is your boat”.

Valentina Re

Valentina Re

Sailor - Milan

Green eyes, bright smile and a lively personality. Three features to describe Valentina, an unstoppable traveler who knows how to relish every single aspect of sealife, sailing and nature. Onboard, she convinces everybody to have party with her limitless energy.

She joins sailsquare in summer 2014 and since then she always brings new friends onboard.

Martina Vanzin

Martina Vanzin

Sailor - Milan

Martina lives in Milan, but she flees to the sea every time she can, being it her the source of energy. Three things she can’t live without: being in contact with nature, making new friends and travel without borders: good news is that she gets it all when traveling with Sailsquare.

Francesca Olivotti

Francesca Olivotti

Sailor - Milan

On holiday, some people hate to have salt on their body or to deal with a mischevious wind. Francesca is quite the opposite: she would sell her soul to the devil to enjoy these sensations everyday. Her first sailsquare holiday dates back to 2014 and since then she’s come back to the sea at least 4 times a year, always gaining suntan and much envy by her friends.
In fact, they call her Sea Stalker, as she cannot keep her mouth shut when it comes to sailsquare holidays!

Dario Dellisanti

Dario Dellisanti

Sailor - London

Born in Bari, Dario is pushed forward by an intense passion for travelling and the sea. In 2015 he finally gets onboard with Sailsquare.
He learns to sail in London and since then he hops between the Ocean and the Med. His dream is making a sailing world tour, in the meantime he trains by preparing Spritz cocktails for his crew. What does he miss the most when he’s not on board? Anything, starting from the wake-up dip, to starry skies and dinners overlooking the open sea.

Vincenzo Lopreiato

Vincenzo Lopreiato

Sailor - Milan

Organizing personality and social media addicted, Vincenzo meets sailing by chance, thanks to his uncontrollable curiosity. In spite of moving from his peaceful Calabria to a frantic Milan, he doesn’t forget to practise his favourite sports or visit his friends around the world.
He starts his relationship with sailsquare after joining a flotilla, the best idea for him to have fun: the more we are, the more we laugh!

Lorenzo Busca

Lorenzo Busca

Sailor - Milan

Lorenzo’s backpack goes anywhere, strolling in museums or in the mountains; sailsquare has proudly taken credit for introducing it to the sea. His owner was born in Marche, then moved to Tuscany and finally settled in Lombardy three years ago, where he learnt to get used to city life in spite of being far from the sea.
Lorenzo loves sports and life outdoors, he is a reflective guy and reading addict who feels the urge to share with others what he really believes in.

Adelaide Grilli Cicilioni

Adelaide Grilli Cicilioni

Sailor - Florence

Hosted by Tuscany, Adelaide loves ridesharing and everytime she does it, she takes her camera to “capture the moments she lives”. She joins sailsquare thanks to #blablasail experience and falls in love with it.

Even though she was born in Umbria, a region without sea, she was raised with the motto: “the sea will ease the pain”. This is something that she always bears in mind and that made her able to live her passion in all seasons.

Alessio Baiocchi

Alessio Baiocchi

Sailor - Ancona

His destiny was written in the waves: he was born in a family of fishermen just a few steps from the sea, and his first real marine experience was at the age of 3 when his grandpa took him fishing at dawn.
Turning 14, he builds a mini trimaran with his friends using leftovers from a nautical shipyard and an abandoned sail: since then he’s never stopped sailing, preferring the sound of the wind to any other music.

Giovanni Tedesco

Giovanni Tedesco

Sailor - Lecce

Giovanni is a man of science who has a soft spot for sunsets and literature. He comes across sailsquare in one of our flotillas and drink after drink… he understand the importance of sailsquare for him, as it makes him feel like Ulysses in a boundless sea.

Valerio Restori

Valerio Restori

Sailor - Monza

Besides being an engineer, Valerio is a former competitive swimmer. Don’t get deceived by his serious and solitary behaviour, because once he gains confidence with the crew he becomes the life of the party, pulling out one of his well-known smiles.

He found in Sailsquare the best way to balance his passion for the sea with spending time with old and new friends; onboard, he’s always willing to help and record the most noteworthy moments with photos and videos.

Sebastiano Longaretti

Sebastiano Longaretti

Sailor - Bergamo

Born in Bergamo, he moved to Modena to manage his start-up company, he’s a strong supporter of sharing economy. Using carsharing, he discovers #blablasail contest, thanks to which he gets to know sailsquare and the beauty of the open sea.

Inspired by the idea that the sea is not only near the coasts but first of all in your heart, he decides to be part of sailsquare’s ambassadors and spread the word.

Francesco Galasso

Francesco Galasso

Skipper - Campobasso

Francesco knows sealife very well, being born in Tremoli and growing up in Gargano; however, his first encounter with sailing is surprisingly in...Milan! Once he obtains his nautical license, he tries to make up for sea distance buying a Meteor in Lake Maggiore.

When he gets off the boat, he would set sail again immediately if he could, because he already misses daily laughs and his new mates.

Maddalena Fusari

Maddalena Fusari

Sailor - Milan

Maddalena comes across sailing on a lazy summer day, and gets closer to it little by little. First with a weekend excuse, then things get more serious with a winter flotilla in Caribbean seas; eventually love explodes, followed by a holiday in Croatia and short but intense weekends branded sailsquare during the year.

A sailing holiday is definitely her type: everytime they meet she is always carefree and doesn't feel the urge to wear make-up; besides, sailing is not jealous and allows her to dedicate a lot of time to make new friends.

Massimo Dallaglio

Massimo Dallaglio

V.I.P - Bologna

You could have never told that Massimo would have met sailsquare, given the fact he was rescued while drowning in a pool. But in life, never say never: even though he still avoids pools, he couldn’t resist the call of the sea: starting from inflatables in Cesenatico he reaches A-class catamarans on Lake Garda, taking part also in regattas and, why not, simply enjoying boatlife as a tourist.

What he loves the most is writing and telling stories about people that do what they are passionate of, considering them the only ones who deserve to be called “successful”.

Luca Picchio

Luca Picchio

Sailor - Turin

Since he was a child, Luca has lived between Rapallo and La Spezia due to his father’s job. Turning 18 he buys his first cabin cruiser and sails in the Gulf of Poets, land of pirates and pub habitués. The sea has always been his element and he’s enthusiastic to live it fully.

After a while far from the sailing activity, now he’s more into it than ever and ready to go far with the winds in his favour.

Luciano Montefalcone

Luciano Montefalcone

Sailor - Bari

After a while far from the sailing activity, now he’s more into it than ever and ready to go far with the winds in his favour.
Once Luciano landed in Milan he immediately felt homesick, being born and raised just a few steps from the sea. How to get over it? Sailing holiday, for sure!

Licensed and passionate, he’s willing to help in the manoeuvres and take the helm. However, whenever things gets tough…he prefers to have a drink rather than taking the helm. A quick opinion on sailsquare holidays? “They are a curse, just like the sirens to Ulysses!”

Tzena Nicole

Tzena Nicole

Sailor - New York

This adventurous New Yorker has a very international background. In her free time, she's usually singing, dancing, reading and cheering on her favorite football team, but travel is her biggest passion.
Tzena has backpacked around the world, yet is new to sailing. It has always been her dream, but seemed so out of reach until she learned about Sailsquare. One week sailing in the beautiful Maddelena archipelago with a fantastic crew got her hooked and now sailing is a regular part of her life. There's almost no better way to travel and make new friends!

Dorotea Manco

Dorotea Manco

V.I.P. - Rome

Born in Rome in a Calabrian family, she’s in love with the sea, a bit less with finding herself not bikini ready. She becomes popular for her #LetterinaAJohnnyDepp, but she is already known for the witty humor of her blog “Non Conto Fino A Dieci” since 2012. Like in the best love stories, during her first time on a sailboat she had her stomach upside-down: since that day antinauseants seemed the only consolation, but little by little Dorotea realized she couldn’t stay away from the sensation of being barefoot, make-up free and having her hair in the wind.

Dorotea detests staying quiet at home, so she’s always searching for new horizons to admire, new hands to shake, places to explore, limits to overcome (such as giving up your wardrobe and hair straightener for ten days of navigation). Give her the scent of the sea, a tasty mojito and she’ll be yours forever. Or at least ‘till the end of the travel.

Fausto Capalbo

Fausto Capalbo

Sailor - Rome

Hailing from Rome, He’s a pro journalist and photographer, he owns his photography studio and one of the first coworking spaces of the capital city. He gets to know the newborn Sailsquare as he’s always seeking for communities and everything concerning environment, spaces and ideas sharing.
Unstoppable traveller, he approaches the sea a bit late, but it is love at first sight: he’s certain that the sea, the wind and the sun are a powerful remedy.
When he’s onboard, he’s able to get everything he needs to live and travel peacefully. For him, the boat is a place where he can meet many interesting people, just like he was in his study.
Excellent swimmer, lover of immersion and fishing, he can stay at the helm and take care of manoeuvres. He sailed in Tuscany, Pontine Islands, Aeolian Islands, Sardinia, Corsica, French Riviera and Balearic Islands; his big dream? An oceanic passage!

Simona Pinto

Simona Pinto

Sailor - Milan

“Vulcano” is her middle name: she talks much, she smiles much….she lives much! She adores the sea, the wind in her hair, taking a swim as first thing in the morning and fall asleep under the stars. When on board she loves to cook (and eat!), meet new people and discover new places. Her favourite hobby? Laughing!
First time with Sailsquare in December 2015, on a Caribbean cruise: guided by the desire of meeting new people and doing something different, “by herself but not by herself”. That’s the beginning of a wonderful story made of sun, sea, happiness, sweet escapes, dinners...that’s because with Sailsquare it’s easy to make new friends and enjoy life with them!

Marina Perotta

Marina Perotta

Sailor - Varese

Marina, “a young girl aged 52” is a high school professor and loves the sea in any season of the year. She loves comfort, but she’s very flexible whenever she finds herself in a pleasant situation. Sociable and curious, she loves to give support at cooking. Just one small fault: she hates cold so bad and taking a dip is a real agony… but whenever her sailmates and the blue sea are calling… she never gives up!

She gets to know Sailsquare during a solo escape from the world: she instantly books a holiday without thinking about what could be coming next, and she couldn’t have made a better choice! She finds out that meeting strangers is more relaxing then expected, thanks to a wonderful company on board and an overwhelming holiday.

Marialaura Pintonello

Marialaura Pintonello

Sailor - Padua

Belonging both to Veneto and Campania, Marialaura always has a smile on her face, bringing sunshine wherever she goes.
Being a real lover of the sea and tropical weather, the destiny made her come across sailsquare. It must have been love at first sight, since she joined two experiences in Elba Island and Croatia in just three months. Always seeking for new adventures, she only gets on board with... “people she likes”.

Elena Bianco

Elena Bianco

Sailor - Milan

Elena’s long story short: “wherever she is, she’s fine with it”: flexible and totally okay with any situation, she loves to travel on her own to meet new people along the way. Lively and feisty, she is devoted to physical activity. Yoga and basketball in winter, beach volley and lot of sailing during the summer!

When she recognized Sailsquare as a new way to live the sea, she hopelessly fell in love with it. One of the most thrilling sides of it is creating new friendships on board and keeping them alive in the end, no matter the distance.

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You can’t stop planning the next adventure for you and your friends? Are you unable to sit still and leave out somebody from your ideas? Have you joined a holiday with sailsquare and now you can’t help talking about it all day, even if you are at the dentist’s or in a laundry service? You definitely deserve a place under our spotlight. Become ambassador and enjoy all your perks: credit to spend for your next holiday, gadgets, invitations to exclusive events and much more. Become Ambassador