Ana Markic, female, 45

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Nationality: Croatia
Currently based in: Pula, Croatia
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 100 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
I'm Ana and I'm looking for more experience in offshore sailing. I used to own a 7.5m yacht (Rivetto) in Croatia, Adriatic, but since I moved to the Pacific in 2011, I haven't sailed it much, so I sold it in 2017 (a very sad day). Now I'm back in Croatia, since 2020, due to covid, moved to the coast (Liznjan, Pula) and I bought another little sailboat, Hurley 20 (6m). She's currently being renovated so I still haven't sailed her. I'm looking forward to it though :-) I finished a basic sailing school in 2009 at the Adriatic Nautical Academy (ANA) and the Day Skipper course (RYA) this May 2022. I haven't done much offshore sailing, but I was lucky to spend 2 months on Infinity, a gorgeous 120-foot sailboat, doing research in Tonga ( I've also done some racing in Australia and New Zealand, but I would definitely like to get more experience sailing the open ocean. In late 2019, we were at the startup of a scientific expedition Plastic Blues (, but the covid came and the rest is history. Plastic Blues is sleeping at the moment, waiting for better times. Maybe it's good to mention that I'm also a marine scientist (PhD) working with plastic pollution and waste management. I also love freediving and scuba diving. I'd love to meet other sailors. I'm a non-smoker, but I drink socially.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: No.
Languages: English; French; Italian; Croatian
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Ana’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 100 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Crew
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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
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