Discover «LaZigoela»… flagship boat, belonging to the “Compagnia delle Vele Latine” Association.
A piece of tradition
A piece of tradition
THE “LEUDO” AND THE “COMPAGNIA DELLE VELE LATINE”
The “Compagnia delle Vele Latine”, founded in 2004, was created to preserve the tradition of the Latin Sails “I Leudi”.
Remembrance of the sailors of yesteryear and topicality of their commitment to safeguarding the historical heritage of wooden shipbuilding.
Its Mission: to promote and disseminate the Mediterranean seafaring culture and the territory, protecting and defending the surrounding environment.
The non-profit association aims to:
The Leudo LaZigoela, the leading boat, in particular carries out a work of dissemination and knowledge of the territory of the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre, involving guests in the discovery of the Ligurian coasts, local flavors and the culture of the villages. Experiential boat trips that generate emotion, but also educational activities with children and the disabled.
On the Disabled
On the Territory and the environment
LaZigoela has had authorization N ° 1 for several years to carry out “Educational and naturalistic dissemination activities within the Marine Protected Area of the Cinque Terre National Park“.
On the Restoration of the Historical Leudi
To revive the fleets of the past, investing part of the Association’s financial resources in the research, restoration and recovery of vintage lateen sail boats.
On the Daily Campus with children
On the Re-enactments, the Sailing, the Events
The Association with its star boat “LaZigoela”, has participated over the years in several sailings, in the quadrilateral of the Mediterranean, retracing the ancient routes of the Leudi.
On excursions by boat
To introduce the Gulf of Poets and the Cinque Terre to those who visit our area, through a boat that represents the tradition of the Ligurian Seafaring.
We carry out social, educational and promotion activities of the territory thanks to the proceeds of the excursions and activities on board.
Everyone who gets on board contributes to keeping the tradition alive.
Those who sail with us are in fact given a membership card, because they participate with their contribution to support the Compagnia delle Vele Latine in its objectives.
The Leudo has the charm of an old-fashioned Vessel. The quintessence of the Italian Navy history and the flourishing maritime trade. Dedicated mainly to the transport of wine, salt, olive oil, in the quadrilateral of Liguria, Toscana, Sardegna, Corsica.
Today there are just 9 existing vessels still navigating in the Mediterranean Sea.
A Vintage boat with its lateen sail was designed primarily for the transportation of the local wine. And thanks to its experienced and well trained crew, it re-evokes the tradition every day.