Why We Decided To Quit Our Jobs And Go Sailing

When we first started discussing the idea of changing our lifestyle, we weren’t set on sailing at all. Initially, we thought of moving to Elena’s home country of Italy and getting a tiny farm in the hills. We’d grow our own food in the sunshine, spend most of our time outdoors, and live a sustainable

Elena Sailing Kittiwake

Elena’s Backstory

I was born in a small village at the bottom of a valley near Bergamo, Italy. My family’s house isn’t far from the Alps – the Orobie are just a half an hour drive away. So I grew up hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter, but all I could think of was the


Ryan’s Backstory

I’ve been aware of sailing for a long time. When I was a kid, probably around 12, I was obsessed with boats. It was one of my many passing obsessions. At the time, I was a member of the local sea cadets in Medway (Kent, UK), so I learnt about knots, went out in rowing boats