The Controvento sailing charter company which was founded in 1995, aims to impart, through its staff, a passion for the sea and seamanship in an entirely innovative way.
Not only must the potential seafarer obtain a license, but it is vital for him to gain as much practical experience out on the sea as he possibly can.
Unlike many other courses where more emphasis is given to theory rather than practical skills,we at Controvento offer those who come to sail the ideal balance between theory and practice. With this in mind we provide weekend courses aboard 13 metre vessels within the beautiful setting of Punta Ala and the Tuscan Archipelago. During three sailing weekends, the staff at Controvento can prepare you for the nautical licence examination for sailing/motor boats. The practice takes place 12 miles from the coast.
Further supervised practical experience can be obtained over 5 weekends with no coastal restrictions.