He was the first to tell the story of recreational sailing in comics, has made two generations of sailors crack up with laughter and sold tens of thousands of books.
He has participated in regattas of all genre and brought home several cubic meters of cups. In short, Davide Besana knows boats. Today he has finally agreed to write, and more importantly draw, a fully illustrated sailing manual, and very innovative in language and structure. The reader is imagined not as a student, but as a crew member who, starting with a simple knot, proceeds through the maneuvers and equipment on board accomplishing an experience unique in the literature of the field.
Giving up perhaps a few too many theoretical notions, to privileging instead how to do things right in the boat. Just what is generally lacking in traditional courses.
The book is all handwritten and illustrated, with a unique style that grabs the reader who does not even notice the dozens of notions he takes on and learns forever, as if he were on board to pulling ropes and taking buckets of water.
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).