Alessandro Virdia, male, 68

Ref 7393

Nationality: Italy
Currently based in: Tignale, Italy
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 12000 coastal miles
I'm a big fan of sailing since I was young. I starded my sailing experience in Italy,on Lake Garda, with drift boats and than with small cruise and racing boats making sail races on the Lake Garda. In the last 20 years I've been sailing in mediterranean sea, atlantic, pacific and indian ocean, most of the times as captain/skipper. Ocean experience also with some legs in world ARC 2016 (Colombia to Galapagos) and from Madagascar to South Africa in 2017. I hold the Italian patent for cruise boats over 20 m lenght. I'm open minded, flexible, and easy going. I like to play all the roles on board and like both coastal and long oceanic navigations. I'm usually available most of the year but, preferably, from November to June. I'm healty, in good physical shape. Instruction level: master's degree in nuclear engineering Job: retired just now. In the past top manager in industrial companies and in last 10 year owner of small self made company
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; Italian;
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Alessandro’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 12000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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Sailing Skills Experienced
I have done this many times and am confident to help others less experienced. I am happy doing this day
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
I have not done this before
Steer a compass course x
Keep lookout/watch-keeping x
Trimming sails – mainsail and foresail/jib x
Reefing x
Working the foredeck – setting sails including spinnakers and cruising chutes x
Navigating with GPS and paper charts at sea x
Anchoring and handling anchors x
Cooking at sea x
Using dinghies with outboard motors x
Heaving-to and other heavy weather tactics x

Other nautical or cruising skills

Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2017 Steel Hull Cutter 15mt. Lenght Nosi Be - Madagascar/Cape Town - Sud Africa 0 Watch-leader 3
2016 Bavaria 49 Colombia - Santa Marta/Galapagos 0 Watch-leader 4 World Arc
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