Volta Mallorca – campaigner Giacomo de Stefano to circumnavigate Mallorca by llaut

Volta Mallorca is a campaigning circumnavigation of Mallorca in a beautiful engineless traditional wooden llaut, Nova Catalina, by tireless campaigner Giacomo die Stefano and friends.

They aim to raise awareness about water-related issues, and to learn about and share the potential for sustainable projects.

Giacomo and his pals set off on their sail- and oar-powered expedition on the 27th; in the meantime, here are some photos from a trial sail last year.

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Giacomo De Stefano’s classic Buchanan yacht for sale

Buchanan designed ketch  Brancaleon for sale

 

Small boat voyager and environmental campaigner Giacomo De Stefano – the Man on the River – is selling his Alan Buchanan-designed 1965-built ketch Brancaleon.

Poor Giacomo’s heart must be breaking at the thought of selling his gorgeous yacht. There are more pictures here, and more information at Doryman’s weblog.

Size-wise, she’s 43ft overall, 38ft on the waterline, has a beam of 12ft and a draught of 6ft. In terms of materials, she’s planked with iroko below the waterline and mahogany above, with oak frames and a teak deck.

Brancaleon is currently on a well protected mooring at Mallorca in the Mediterranean – and the mooring can come with the boat. Contact Giacomo at gi.des@me.com.