SINCE 2007 WE HAVE BEEN CARRYING OUT EDUCATIONAL PROJECTS
ON BOARD THE BIGGEST BRIG IN THE WORLD.
A synergy between Italian Navy and Yacht Club Italiano, created in 2007, to break the wall of prejudice on disability and social hardship.
Nave Italia is the largest operating brig in the world. The ship is open to anyone who is fighting a battle to get rid of prejudice on disability and social hardship. On this beautiful sailing ship, Tender To Nave Italia Foundation has been carrying out educational and inclusive projects since 2007 based on solidarity, cooperation and community spirit. These are our founding values, and you can feel them when you come on board and you start sailing together.
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All the activities of Tender To Nave Italia Onlus Foundation are carried out thanks to the generosity of those who share its mission. Choose from the proposed methods the one that suits you best to support the Foundation’s projects.
On board Nave Italia everyone is part of the same crew. Professional sailors, educators and participants live life on board together: they collaborate in the corvée and navigation shifts and carry out laboratory activities according to the aims of the project’sgoals.
Maneuvering the ropes with the professional sailors, the group hoist the sails under the Commander’s and Boatswain’s directions. Collaboration and team spirit are the basis of this evocative activity.
Anotherof the seafaring activities carried out on board. Flanked by a professional sailor, the boys take control of the ship, helming the ship in first person.
In this preparatory workshop, where the young people are taught how to construct the framework of the knots with the line, they understand, while learning how to tie them, the use of the main seafaring knots.
The ascent to the mast involves scrambling the foremast up to the first crown’s nest. It’s one of the most demanding activities for a participant in the mission: climb high to get to know yourself more deeply.
Thank you for giving kids the opportunity to open their eyes to horizons otherwise viable.
Thank you for letting us get on the biggest ship in the world with a mainmast… I did the cleaning and I also loved it!
Roberto – 12 years old
People often stop dreaming, you rekindle dreams. Manuel – 35 yearsold
Manuel – 35 years old
THANKS TO THE COMPANIES
THAT SUPPORT US
Fondata nel 2003, l’Unione Italiana Vela Solidale (UVS) è un’associazione di promozione sociale. Riunisce le principali associazioni italiane che attraverso la navigazione a vela, e altri sport nautici, realizzano progetti di inclusione, educazione, riabilitazione, contrasto alla povertà educativa, rivolti sia a persone con disabilità fisica e psichica o con disagio sociale, sia a normodotati.