Vintage sailing, in Monfalcone off to the free course for shipwrights

The ancient art of building wooden hulls relives on the thrust of the love for marine vintage

For anyone wishing to increase their skills on the subject of building wooden boats, a completely free course is coming to raise awareness and get closer to the ancient craft of the Master of the Ax. The promoters of the course, the Alto Adriatico Technological Pole, the municipality of Monfalcone and AltoAdriatico Custom make it known. Participation does not require any requirement as the teaching is preparatory to the qualification of shipwright and does not qualify for the profession. The lessons will take place online between November and December, twice a week between 17 and 19, for a total of 21 hours and a half. The course is promoted by the Municipality of Monfalcone, partner of the Framesport Interreg Italy-Croatia project, in collaboration with the Alto Adriatico Technological Pole of Pordenone and the Alto Adriatico Custom Shipyard of Monfalcone. The deadline for registrations is set by 2 November 2022.



The initiative is one of a kind. All those who register by 2 November 2022 at [email protected] will be able to participate in the free course to raise awareness and get closer to the ancient craft of the Ax Masters. The training proposal is aimed at people who wish to increase their skills on the subject of construction and restoration of wooden boats, to potential future shipwrights 4.0 and to enthusiasts of the sector. The course, in English, does not include any participation fee and will take place online (20 hours of live streaming + 1.5 hours of pre-recorded) from the beginning of November to December 2022.

Participation does not require any requirement as the teaching is preparatory to the qualification of shipwright and does not qualify for the profession. The calendar is structured on two weekly lessons of 2 hours each, from 17:00 to 19:00, generally on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Any changes to the program will be communicated well in advance. The final dates will be communicated via email. Among the purposes of the course is to safeguard a profession contemplated by article 117 of the Navigation Code, preventing it from disappearing.

The Training Course for Ax Masters is promoted by the Municipality of Monfalcone (GO), partner of the European project Framesport interreg Italy-Croatia, which is implementing coordinated initiatives for an integrated and sustainable development of small ports in a strategic perspective, allowing them to be socio-proactive – the economic drivers of the development of the Adriatic coasts. The cross-border pilot action will be carried out in Monfalcone in close collaboration with the Alto Adriatico Technological Pole of Pordenone and the Cantiere Alto Adriatico Custom of Monfalcone.

There will be seven teachers who will alternate during the lessons, starting with the electronic engineer Giovanni Francesco Scolari, professor of Information Technology with 40 years of management experience at large companies such as Accenture, Montedison, Electrolux and Pirelli. Alessandra Groups, graduated in Economics and Banking, MBA in International Business, Master in Business Coaching and NLP, is president of the company Strategy & Control. You are involved in strategic planning and control, start-ups and business coaching. She is a lecturer in strategic marketing at MIB School of Management and collaborates as a trainer with other business schools and institutions internationally.

Cristina Fonzar, Marketing & Communication Consultant of Strategy & Control, is an expert in operational and strategic marketing, marketing of luxury goods, communication and PR, event organization and management, launch and development of new products.

And, again, Federico Lenardon is shipwright, designer and shipbuilder of the Alto Adriatico Custom shipyard. He was the only student admitted to the table of Carlo Sciarrelli, the master of designing classic hulls who died in 2006, of which he has become a historical memory and a continuation of his work. The shipwright and passionate racer Odilo Simonit founded the Alto Adriatico Custom shipyard in 2006 together with his partner Paolo Skabar, after a decade of experience at the Hannibal shipyard in Monfalcone.

Alessio Visintin, with over twenty years of experience in 3D graphics, virtual reality and ship / yacht design is the Project Manager of SimCoVR, founded in 1995. This company specializes, among other things, in professional engineering services using Virtual Reality technologies and Augmented Reality in the naval sector. Finally Luigi Valan, head of Fab.lab FVG of Friuli Innovazione, who works within the Projects and Technology Transfer Office of the Conzorzio Innova FVG, a research organization of the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia-Giulia which manages the Technological and Scientific Park of Amaro ( UD)



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