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Old 29-03-2015, 11:54   #1
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College Students want to Bareboat in Italy

My son and 4 friends, all 21, are planning on chartering a 40' sailboat in Genoa, Italy and spending the week cruising the coastline.My sons's experience is with small sailboats only, his roommate has a bit of experience in cruising in his family's 30' sailboat and the others have absolutely no boating experience whatsoever. I am of course, panicked.
Can anyone tell me of their experiences cruising around Cinque Terre, Rapallo, Portofino? Mooring availability, marinas, etc.? They really are clueless as what they are getting into but will not be told otherwise.
I have offered to pay for a captain to go along but again, they won't hear of it. They also have found a charter co. that does not require a license or proof of competency-which really has me worried.
Thank you in advance!
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Re: College Students want to Bareboat in Italy

I would be worried if they were 17 or 18 year old high school kids going on spring break. Cut the cord. They are adults who want to party on a boat for a week. Let them explore and grow.
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