Flynn’s Footsteps Day 2: Zacahoy!

29 Mar









Dear fellow Flynn fans,

all roads lead to Rome so the elders said. I say many roads lead to Errol in the former capital of the Roman Empire. If you take the Via Appia, turn South and steer your chariot towards the Mediterranean Sea you will end up at Gaeta, a small port of a tourist town. Our Hollywood hero left his mark anchoring with the ZACA there many times.

Signor Cosmo Rao must be considered a true Flynnthusiast, since he manufactured a miniature model of Flynn`s truest love. It took him one year to complete and it is on display at Hotel Mirasole International. He used the finest wood and spent a grand on that alone. He loves all Flynn films and took up the task, after visting the ZACA courtesy of his amico, the then captain Bruno. He even was offered to join the crew on a trip around the world by its new millionaire owner. Even though his family is of Sardinian descent, he prefers to look at the sea rather from the beaches than from a ship`s rail. But what he loves most is looking at his masterpiece and explaining the various sections of the schooner. He studied the building plans meticulously and attended to every detail of Cap Robin Blood`s boat.

Here is an internet eagle eye`s view on little ZACA in all her splendor:… .

Grazie Signori Rao and Ciano for a landlubber`s seafaring experience.


— shangheinz


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  1. rswilltell

    March 29, 2016 at 1:14 pm

    Heinz; Signor Rao’s superb, flawless model of the Zaca is magnificent and no doubt brings a smile from Errol Flynn every time he looks down from heaven. This is a great find for Flynn’s legacy and for this website. When did he build it? Thank you Heinz, Ralph Schiller

  2. Gentleman Tim

    March 29, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Flynnemonale, Cosmos!

    Flynnomonale, zacaheinz!!


  3. The Zaca

    March 30, 2016 at 12:18 am


    Molto bene,
    mille grazie!!!! Amore! x00x0x0x0x0x!!!

  4. Sergio

    March 30, 2016 at 1:08 am

    come una bella riproduzione del Zaca Signor Cosmo Rao. . Very nice shangheinz, I envy you in your travels, and I thank you for bringing us such jewels…