ASD Sail Utopia
Capo D'Orlando (ME)ITALYT. +39 3453001757[email protected]
The name Utopia comes from the past, in 1516, when a visionary philosopher started dreaming about an ideal society on a remote island. The name was coined from ancient Greek and means literally `no place’.
Contemporary society is probably much farther from being ideal than it was in 1516, making the need for Utopia even stronger. Those who love sailing can understand, perhaps more than others, the Utopian dream. A harmonious group of people sailing away from the crowd can be a small Utopia: a close-knit community that enjoys and respects the sea, the winds, and their boat.
At Sail Utopia, we strive to live every experience in harmony with the environment. It is not easy.
We are an amateur sport association, dedicated to living the sea and the environment, using sailing as a bridge to connect multiple experiences. We are based in Sicily, close to the Aeolian archipelago, a place of stunning beauty. We strive to live the sea in the most respectful manner. Our aim is to be as gentle as possible with the environment, leaving only our wake on the sea and the sound of the sails in the wind.
The Aeolian archipelago is rich with fish and marine mammals, endangered by excessive and sometimes illegal exploitation. In our sailing trips, we always watch for dolphins and other cetaceans, not only for the pleasure of observing them, but also to furnish precious observational data to the local wildlife organizations, as proud members of the World Cetacean Alliance.
On our boats, we follow strict practices to limit our impact on the environment. Only Eco-compatible washing products are used, and we limit the use of plastic, recycling and reusing as much as possible. Our aim is to arrive to a completely sustainable way of sailing, including the use of electrical engines and renewable energies. We are equipped with a water maker that enables us to produce our own water on-board, and the tender is equipped with an electrical outboard that allows us to have a somewhat lesser carbon and acoustic footprint.