Captain Lorenzo is licensed by the United States Coast Guard (USCG), as a Master Near Coastal with Sailing endorsement and American Sailing Association (ASA) instructor. He is a native Italian sailor and now a citizen of the US and a Chicago resident with over 30 years sailing experience, including the Mediterranean Sea, ocean passages in the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic Coast, Bahamas and Caribbean Sea. He sailed SOLO in the North Atlantic and four of the great lakes: Ontario, Erie, Huron and Michigan.
Born in Milan, our captain learned to sail when he was a teenager and successfully mastered his skills by sailing the warm blue waters off the coast of Cinqueterre, Corsica, and Tuscany. Licensed as a Captain in Europe in 1997, he cruised the most beautiful and challenging areas of the Mediterranean Sea including Italy, Greece, France, and Croatia on boats up to 70 feet long, and in a variety of sea conditions.
After moving to the United States in 2003, Captain Lorenzo completed the USCG requirements and for your safety he is also certified in Crowd and Crisis Management and Human Behavior, including the USCG approved STCW safety course requested for foreign trips.
The experience and dedication to sailing are also reflected in Captain Lorenzo’s racing accomplishments:
Captain Lorenzo is also a ASA certified instructor for the following Classes:
Captain Lorenzo invites you to share his love of sailing on the open waters, and he delights in providing you with the ultimate customized sailing adventure on the blue waters of Lake Michigan.
Bliss is Beneteau Oceanis Clipper 361 that was designed by Berret Racoupeau. This family-sized cruising yacht combines ease of handling with a well laid-out interior and the quality of finish one would expect of a Beneteau Oceanis. Our yacht is a popular choice for charter sailing with a balance and responsiveness under sail and smooth motoring that has won many admirers among blue water enthusiasts.
The Beneteau Oceanis 361 makes a great family cruiser for those seeking easy, comfortable blue water and coastal cruising sailing. Stable performance in all conditions and generous entertaining spaces make this yacht an excellent choice when you’re looking for a wonderful space to be with family and friends.
Scorpio is a Beneteau Oceanis 381 that was designed by listening to the needs of sailors and experienced yachtsmen around the world. In building this boat, Beneteau wanted a boat which perfectly materializes Beneteau’s philosophy on cruising – utilizing technically advanced research and production techniques in such a way as to result in a performance cruiser with a very spacious and comfortable interior. This objective was certainly achieved as this boat has a voluminous 3 cabin interior which is rarely rivaled in boats of this size. Moreover, the Oceanis 381 has been specifically designed for warmer climates with an impressive number of deck hatches and opening ports. The salon/galley is spacious and well-equipped and the two aft cabins have large berths, whilst the fore-cabin leads to an en-suite forward heads.
Perfect for sailing class, LELU is an “S2 8 meter” sailboat that within a wide field of well-designed and competitive racer/cruisers of the 1970s, mainly because it wears its age very well.
It’s easy to sail yet safe, with a comfortable spacious cockpit accommodating up to 8 sailors.
LELU is ideal for sailing lessons and beginners.
Our boats include: GPS, Radar, Air Conditioning & Heater, Private Cabins & Radio with Ipod connector, and are equipped with blue water safety equipment as CQR anchor and chain, Life Raft, Digital Selective Emergency Call and EPIRB.