In September, twenty-six Modern sailors headed to Italy to cruise the spectacular Amalfi Coast and the Gulf of Naples.
The photos captured by Trip Leader Captain Stephen Spoja and our CEO Leigh Hunt give us a glimpse into the beautiful scenery, art, culture, and unforgettable sailing enjoyed by our captains and crew.
Sunset at the close of Day 1. The Leg 1 flotilla (Crew Spoja, Crew Roesler, and Crew Fraenkel) are enthusiastic to begin their cruise!
An artistic ode to the Italian stiletto seen on the streets of Procida.
Marina Grande, Capri
Sailing past Capri to Forio, Ischia.
The flotilla stopped for lunch and a swim at Castle Aragonese, Ischia. Adverse winds (33 knots) kept them from anchoring there overnight.
Colorful vegetable market at Forio, Ischia.
Enjoying an Aperol spritz pause in Forio.
After a sail to Nerano, the crew tied up to mooring balls and jumped in for a refreshing swim.
This cute ice cream boat could be depended on to make the rounds every afternoon.
Sunrise at Nerano.
Sunrise at Nerano.
Enjoying the sunrise and coffee in the cockpit at Nerano.
The Procida waterfront, a short walk across the island from the Sail Italia base.
Mounds of fishing nets rest along the Procida waterfront.
Procida fisherman repairing a net.
"Get Acquainted Dinner" at the start of Leg 2. That's our CEO Leigh Hunt grinning at the far end of the table!
"Get Acquainted Dinner" at the start of Leg 2.
Feast your eyes on these incredible images captured by CEO Leigh Hunt that we posted to our Instagram page!
After beautiful conditions at the start of Leg 2 , the flotilla was stricken was rain and messy conditions, necessitating some changes of itinerary.
Mother Nature reminded our crew who is in charge. It rained for 7 days of the 10 day trip. According to Captain Spoja, "Capri was a soaker!"
This is sailing, folks!
Our CEO Leigh made new friends in Amalfi as soon as the rain stopped.
The flotilla followed this weather window between squalls to Vico Equense, Sorrento.
Not part of the original itinerary, the flotilla diverted to Vico Equense Marina and found themselves to be the only cruising boats in the marina (front and center of the photo). Well off the beaten cruising path, the crew were compensated for the challenges they encountered with the discovery of this locale's charming treasures.
Vico Equense Marina
Salvador Dali exhibit at Vico Equense.
Modern Sailing's next Global Destinations flotilla will be CROATIA! The Croatian Archipelago and Dalmatian Coast are renowned for their natural beauty, crystal clear waters, stalwart fortresses, quaint fishing villages, bustling cities, and secluded anchorages. Trip dates and details will be announced via our weekly newsletter email soon! If you're not already subscribed to our newsletter, you can subscribe here.