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Sailing Goleta Gringo back to Genoa

The main goal of this historic project


To achieve the historic voyage of Goleta Gringo, across the Atlantic Ocean, back to Genoa. Gringo has not returned to its home port for almost 100 years. This Atlantic crossing will be done under sail.


In addition, we will set a Guinness record for the oldest sailing ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.

In 1933, she made her last transatlantic voyage from Italy to Argentina, and never returned to Europe. Her crew, made up of sailors from the city of Pegli, stayed in Argentina. They registered the sailboat with registration number 45 in the Merchant Navy and named her Pegli, in honor of his hometown, to which who knows if they ever managed to return.
After more than 100 years, we want to transmit the history of the boat to the new generations, our goal is that they are the ones who participate in the project to return to Pegli. That is to say, their Genoese ancestors brought the ship to America for the last time and, today, it is them who are going to sail her back to Pegli and close a round-trip that has never been achieved until now.

We are looking for a group of young Genoese who will to be part of the comeback history porject. From preparing the ship before setting sail to becoming sailors throughout the course, reliving the experiences of the former fellow sailors. May these young people be the ones to revive that feat today, because this historic Genoese ship is still as alive as it was more than a hundred years ago

          . We are looking for 10 young Genoese/Peglienses between the ages of 18 and 30 to participate in the enlistment of the oldest Genoese historic ship for approximately 10 months.
          . They will learn the trade of a sailor and work in a shipyard (for example: deck repair, changing sails, techniques for raising and lowering sails, hull painting, etc.).
          . They will learn to prepare a ship for an ocean voyage.
          . They will learn to live together on board and respect each other in small spaces as their ancestors did, working as a team.
          . They will strengthen and value the effort and tenacity of the ancient sailors to fulfill their work carrying cargo from one continent to another. For example, let's think that the old sailors brought the wheat that their families used to knead the bread that was on the Genoese tables every day.
          . Value and respect nature because the entire trip will be subjected to the conditions that the environment faces us, just like in the 19th century.
          . They will feel part of a project that vindicates the history and naval culture and they will carry it out from the beginning to the end.
          . They will learn to sail in a 19th century tall ship
          . They will relive history because all the work will be done just as it was done in the 19th century, when the ship was built by those Genoese ancestors.
          . They will participate in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta on the Island of Antigua in April 2024 (registration not included in the initial value reported).
          . They will have the honor of sailing to Genoa, returning with part of its history and its naval culture.

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Project stages


The Goleta Gringo is currently in Brazil and, in a first stage, we will make a journey to Trinidad and Tobago, in the Caribbean. There, maintenance work will be carried out prior to crossing the ocean.


The next stage will be from Trinidad and Tobago to the island of Antigua to participate there in the Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta. It is a well-known regatta in which only classic sailboats and tall ships participate. From Antigua we will set sail for Bermuda. And from this last island, the historic crossing of the Atlantic Ocean begins to the island of Azores.


The final stage will be from the Azores to Genoa, crossing the Strait of Gibraltar.

Want to be part of this historic adventure?





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