“There’s No Better Feeling Then When You Turn Off The Motor and Just Sail”

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Greta and Michael are two travel addicts who decided that travel, not work should be at the center of their life. The idea became reality as they bought For.Tuna, our 39ft sailboat. We met them.

Please, tell us a little about yourself. 

We are an Italian couple who loves to travel without impacting the nature we want to discover. We both worked for the same company before we decided to go.

How it started your adventure?

We were living in Finland when we decided to make travel a significant focus in our lives. Moreover, we decided that we would like to impact as little as possible the world we want to discover. After looking at different possibilities, we decided to turn our passion for the sea and sailing to our lifestyle.

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Which kind of boat is for.tuna?

Fortuna is a beautiful blue sailing vessel of 39feet. We love her because she is the perfect mix between sailing performance and comfortable living. She is a Beneteau Oceanis 393 build in 2003 featuring one mainsail and one Genoa. Currently, we are thinking about buying a new sail but can not decide if we should go for a gennaker or a spinnaker.

A lot of people dream of living like you, but they are afraid. What advice can you give them?

Take it step by step. No one ever did anything in a day or a week, but we all can accomplish amazing things in the right time frame. Start by getting acquainted with sailing, try to live on a boat for some weeks, and see if its really for you. If you are still convinced its the way you want to live figure out the financials and jump in. The rest will fall into place.

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You’re sailing around the Mediterranean Sea. And in the future?

2020 will be the year we cross the Atlantic ocean. We are already super excited and spent most of our time preparing us and the boat for it. Currently, we are in Israel, so before crossing the Atlantic, we still have to cross the whole Mediterranean Sea to reach the Canaries.

Our classic question: what does it mean “sailing” for you?

Quietness. There is no better feeling then when you can turn off the motor and just sail. The calmness you experience at that moment is “louder” than anything we ever experienced. 

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