VelaVivi Association

Our yachts


2003 sloop

My name is Gindungo, I am a splendid cutter-rigged sloop, designed by Alex Carozzo and built in steel by the Metalmar shipyard. Having been devised for sailing in the Antarctic, I am suitable for extreme sailing conditions.

I offer generous space above and below deck, with a beam of 5 metres and a length of 15 (LOA 16 m).
The accurate and skilfully designed solid Burmese teak interiors give maximum comfort both in extreme cold and in tropical temperatures (insulated and fitted with an air conditioning/heating system).

There is a total of 11 beds distributed between 2 bunk-bed cabins, the shipowner’s double room, a double quarter berth and 2 convertible saloons. The below deck accommodates two toilets embellished with Carrara marble, a comfortable Alpes galley with 3 stoves, an oven and 3 sinks, an adjacent pantry and the navigation station.


I am lucky to have an owner and captain who lives with me 9 months a year and who is refitting me for the Round the World Sailing Trip.

And just in case you were wondering where my name comes from, it’s the name of an Angolan chilli pepper, which also determines my character.

  • Length: 16m
  • Type: Sailboat
  • Fits 6 guests
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About Us

Our association promotes sailing and the art of seamanship.
We love the sea and we wish to share with you its treasures, its culture and its tradition.
Our goal is to ignite in you a passion by taking you at sea.
We do not have set prices – we provide you with a customized holiday. According to the principle of time-based currency, several members have joined a cruise at sea in exchange of services rendered for our association or for the Gindungo. We also believe that those who help us spread our mission must be rewarded. Feel free to contact us and tell us your wishes.
The people who sail with us automatically become active members of our association for the current year. We have developed deep friendships with most of our guests on board.
In line with our articles of association, we co-operate with other sailing clubs and associations.
VelaVivi was founded in Lugano and is registered as a sports association in the Swiss company register.
Our dream is to make a Round the World Sailing Trip.

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