10 years ago Sergio Davì’s first dinghy crossing Palermo-Amsterdam


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Ten years ago, on October 28, 2010, Sergio Davì set off on his first dinghy crossing: 3,000 miles from Palermo to Amsterdam by dinghy.

Sergio Davì had made it from Palermo to New York by dinghy in 2019(read article here), and at the last Boat Show he announced that he will make it from the Mediterranean to the Pacific on a 10-meter dinghy(read article here) in 2022. These are just the last two in a series of memorable feats, all aboard dinghies. But where did Sergio Davì’s ocean-going dinghy sailing career begin?

Palermo Amsterdam: Sergio Davì’s first dinghy crossing

Ten years ago, on Oct. 28, 2010, Sergio Davì set off on his first dinghy crossing: 3,000 miles from Palermo to Amsterdam by dinghy, aboard a 10-meter 33 Night&Day Solemar. Propelling it are two 300-horsepower Mercury Verado F300 outboards. November and December are not particularly sultry months for sailing from the Mediterranean to the North Atlantic. A 40-day voyage in the middle of winter with 161 total sailing hours.

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The first stop had been in Sardinia and then various locations on the Spanish coast to the Strait of Gibraltar and then again in the Atlantic going up the Portugal and French coasts to arrive, braving the pitfalls of the Bay of Biscay, to the English Channel. One last stop in Brighton before the final entry into the Dutch canals leading to Amsterdam.


Read the logbook of the crossing here!


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