VelaKi Crew

Sari, co-skipper

I'm originally from Finland, "adopted" in Apulia (South-Italy) from 1988. My profession for many years is Graphics advertising/editorial Designer and digital artist in various agencies in Apulia, then as freelance.

I meet Fabrizio Cillo in 2011 and from the 2012 we sail and work together. Fabrizio introduces me better to the sailing experience I already knew a bit. Today I'm beside him as co-skipper.

I have always been quite sporty in different ways, but then I discovered Yoga. I always try to refine this marvellous discipline, it has become an integrant part of my life. I practice Satyananda Yoga from 2003 and I feel the need to transmit my experience also to the others, that is why I started to propose Yoga sessions on board.

I also give massages. It is wonderful seeing people feeling well, it gives me wellness, too.

Kekku, co-Cat

I  was born in 2008, maybe in the month of July. Sari finds me hungry, alone and crying, abbandoned on the street. She takes me home thinking of finding me soon a family who could adopt me. She already has two other cats I really cannot stand....
I have a minor lack in my paws, they're a bit deformed and flat, and for Sari it is not easy to find me a home, although I’m as agile as any normal cat. In the end Sari wants to keep me and we all have to live under the same roof. I love her and her only, a little less the other two cats…
Then Sari meets Fabrizio and they disappear for months in Greece. Unfortunately, Sari loses the other two cats. She was very sad at the time, but I'd say I could not complain... Now all the attentions are only for me! The separation every summer is unbearable for me and I start to suffer a strong dermatitis from stress. In 2017 Sari and Fabrizio decide to keep me with them on board. I had to get used to a whole different way of life, but I have been so good! And I have to say, that I adore this new life style! I meet new people, I’ll stay comfortably in our cabin while we sail, and in the evening when the air gets more fresh I go out on the deck to have a walk and to enjoy beautiful sunsets. In the nightime I’m the guardian, no other cat is allowed to enter in the boat!
I’m a bit jealous, but I’m really very nice to all. Only, you should not get too sticky with me, then I always have to show a bit of my feline nature!

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