Cecilia in Oceano originates from the awareness of the importance of sport, as a vehicle for messages and testimonies of life.

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CECILIA ZORZI the skipper

Cecilia is a sailor, born and raised in the beautiful mountains of Trentino. She is always been attracted to water, seas and oceans, and at 6 years old she started sailing on the small Caldonazzo lake. There, her journey in the youth classes began, culminating in an Olympic campaign with the “flying” catamaran Nacra 17,

After many years of dinghy racing, Cecilia fell in love with offshore sailing. During the last two years, she sailed both short-handed and full-crew, racing two non-stop tours of Italy.

MINI TRANSAT 2025 the race

The Mini Transat is a transatlantic crossing, to be completed solo, without assistance and contacts with the land. Every two years ninety skippers leave the french coast for the Canary Islands, an obligatory stop before the long journey to the Caribbean.

The class rules prohibit the use of cartographic GPS, navigation software and satellite connections. The skippers are therefore forced to refine their meteorological knowledge and passage planning. In extreme cases, the only way to establish the position is with the use of sextants and ephemeris, a real blast from the past!

The need to deal with everything alone makes this regatta a fundamental step for sailors who want to specialize in solo or short-handed saiiling.


Cecilia in Oceano was born from Cecilia’s desire to combine her great passion for sailing with the need to fight for even greater causes.

As sailors, we are the first who should take care of seas and lakes. As citizens, we have a duty to demonstrate the foresight of those who know we don’t have a planet B.

In sport as in life, every day we witness all kinds of discrimination. We are particularly susceptible to gender discrimination, and that’s why one of the goals of this project is to create opportunities for girls and women who have the skills, but not the possibility to use them.

The first step in any battle is giving visibility and spreading awareness, which is why I am a proud ambassador for Abyss CleanUp and Women&Tech – Associazione Donne e Tecnologie.

Environmental Sustainability

Non-profit association specialized in submarine waste removal, engaged in environmental study and research with one big goal: seas and oceans’ health.

Gender Equality

We work to create a women team, determined to fight stereotypes and show that we belong to the boating world as much as men.

Young Ambassadors

Association created to enhance female talent in research and innovation, promoting projects that combat gender discrimination.

If you are intrigued by the project, have questions, or would like to collaborate with us, write to ceciliainoceano@gmail.com