The archeo-cruises of Stephen, a skipper with a “heavy” last name


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His last name is famous; he himself has recently been exploited by politics
. Stephen Paul Tria, son of Economy Minister Giovanni Tria, came into the eye of the storm because aboard his sailboat, the Raj, as skipper for the NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans he supported the Mare Jonio, a humanitarian ship that landed in Lampedusa on March 19 with 48 migrants.

The Raj50 (15.40 x 4.30 m) aluminum sloop is a 1990 design by architect Franco Anselmi Boretti.

Few, however, know the sailing background of “Mullet,” as his friends call him. Stephen has a Pacific crossing to his credit (2015, from French Polynesia to Fiji), numerous regattas, and experience as a skipper for Mediterranean transfers and embarkations for shipowners. Since 2009 he has been co-skipper of Raj50 (15.40 x 4.30 m), an aluminum sloop, designed and built between 1990 and 1991 by “experimentalist” designer Franco Anselmi Boretti.

The frescoes of Herculaneum, one of the “must” stops on the boat trips proposed by Stefano Tria

Tria does charters and the itineraries it offers are original and interesting: sailing cruises among Mediterranean archaeological sites. The “Archeosail” cruise he designed in collaboration with archaeologists and art historians traces the history of ancient Rome.

Sailing, as in the days of the ancient Romans, away from mass tourist routes to discover the lesser-known archaeological gems of the Tyrrhenian coast. The added value of this itinerary is the presence of licensed guides on board to tell in detail about all the sites.

The Pontine itinerary involves sailing from Ostia to Gaeta via Circeo, Terracina, Ventotene and Sperlonga. The one from Campania starts in Pozzuoli and stops in Procida, Baia, Naples, Herculaneum, Oplontis and Capri. Visits to archaeological sites alternate with moments of relaxation, days of pure sailing and tastings of local products. Find out more at




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