In 2022, Davide Besana, a well-known and beloved illustrator and sailor, sailed with his boat, which was turning forty, along the Tyrrhenian coast, in no hurry, with the intention to see what he had missed in so many years of traveling by sea at a consumerist pace. He left Naples in May and sailed, mostly alone, for five months, covering more than two thousand miles between the Tyrrhenian coast, Sicily and Sardinia. During the stopovers he participated in regattas, presented his books, but mostly gave sailing and drawing lessons to children given to Save The Children and the Naval League Italy. And, day after day, he described in this watercolor logbook, as it used to be done, the places but above all the emotions and colors of what, without any particular patriotic feelings, he considers the most beautiful waters on the planet. The result is an original, poetic and witty account that shows us our country with wisdom and great affection.
Davide Besana, yachtsman, illustrator, and publicist, became famous with his sailing comics. He has written many books, published in every sailing magazine, and also in several newspapers generalists. He has sailed and raced with the greats of sailing, from Sicoury to Peyron, from Paul Cayard to Mauro Pelaschier. For Nutrimenti he has published, 'Tontopedia navalis' (2015), together with Lele Panzeri, '52 idiocies not to do on a boat' (2016), 'Sailing, instructions for use' (2020).
Pub date: June 2023
Extent: 128 pp