If at first the idea is not absurd, then there is no hope for it.
TRI_sail4all is a project promoted by I Timonieri Sbandati A.S.D., a journey around Italy, to raise awareness and create new opportunities for port and shipbuilding areas; for all those people who have more or less serious motor difficulties. The TRI project wants to show that, if equipped and experienced, everyone can go by sea.
For the love of the sea, the wind, the beautiful and the right
For a sailing sport it is accessible to everyone
For the detection of port accessibility of Italian coasts
To raise awareness of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
To sensitize to respect for the sea and environmental issues
To rewrite the rules of the nautical license for the disabled
It was born and grows mainly in the Tyrrhenian Sea where on board Sabaudia Prima, a 12 m Sloop, learns to sail sailing in the open sea thanks to the support of the Vela School and the Sabaudia Sailing School where its president Luigi Zambon (son of admiral Mario Zambon of the Navy of Venice), he transfers maritime teachings of great importance.
Founder and president of Sailability Onlus since 2005 based at the LNI of Desenzano del Garda, he transfers his values and teachings to all people with any type of disability he meets. Sailing instructor, agonist and since 2015 national secretary of the Paralympic Class HANSA 303.
With Andrea Stella and the association of the same name, he carries out very important projects of social value.
Co-founder and vice-president of I Timonieri Sbandati ASD, an association that includes the project TRI_Sail4All, a sailing school of accessible and above all inclusive sailing.
You will cover the entire Italian west coast from Genoa to Reggio Calabria and the circumnavigation of Sardinia and Sicily. The crew will be composed of motor, sensory and / or cognitive disabilities. The idea is to show the world that disabled people can be an active part of a crew and not simply “transported” by boat. The skipper will be Marco Rossato. If you’re not a sailor, do not worry! It will be an opportunity for you to learn some notions of the art of sailing that we hope will open up new opportunities and sports interests. The stages are being processed and in the meantime we wish to receive your application. The journey will be an unforgettable experience, an emotion so strong that you will remember for a long time… It is an experience that you can share with a loved one (that we will put to work with you) and give a strong sense to the term inclusion. Each stage will board a crew of up to 4 people, you will enjoy lessons on the basics to learn the most ancient and beautiful art of sailing.