Francesco Lancia, male, 29

Ref 49185

Nationality: Italy
Currently based in: Paris, France
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
WE ARE STARTING OUR TRANSATLANTIC LEG FROM MINDELO TO MARTINIQUE AROUND THE 1ST OF DECEMBER AND WE MIGHT TAKE SOME TIME TO ANSWER YOUR MESSAGES AS WE WON'T HAVE INTERNET CONNECTION DURING THE CROSSING. We are a couple, Caroline, 28 years old from France and Francesco, 29 years old from Italy, passionate about sailing and looking for people to share beautiful moments on sea. We are available starting October 2022. We have just crossed from the Canaries to Cabo Verde and we already have a boarding from Cape Verde to the Caribbeans departing December 1st. We are now looking for a opportunities to sail in the beginning of 2023 with like-minded sea lovers: ARC Pacific, transatlantic west - > east, tour of the Caribbeans... Let's talk about it and see if our plans match. Together, we have done several sailing courses and have skippered several weeks of vacations with friends and colleagues. Francesco has been sailing since he was a child, has a coastal license and also a radio certificate. We are sociable, curious to know new things and easy-going. We like sailing, snorkeling, diving (PADI OW certified), hiking, cycling, eating and enjoying life. We are happy to help in the preparation of the trip, the navigation, the tasks during the passages and the stopovers. Most of all, we are looking to share a common passion: sailing. If you are interested, we would be happy to meet you to discuss it in person. We could also do a day of sailing together to get to know each other on the water before embarking for longer passages.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: No restrictions, we're very flexible with food.
Languages: English; French; Italian;
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Francesco’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 2500
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Short Range Certificate (French CRR): International certificate for marine radio station operator 2021
French coastal navigation license 2018

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Atlantis 430 El Hierro, Spain /Sal, Cabo Verde 700 Watch-leader 6
2022 Oceanis 40 Toulon/Toulon 0 Student 6
2022 Pogo 30 Eolian Islands /Eolian Islands 0 Watch-leader 7
2022 Sun Odissey 379 La Rochelle/La Rochelle 0 Captain 7
2021 Sun Odissey 349 Hyeres /Hyeres 0 Captain 5
2021 Pogo 30 Vannes /Vannes 0 Student 6
2019 Dufour 512 Palma de Mallorca/Palma de Mallorca 0 Captain 8
2013 Make 25 Sardinia/Sardinia 0 Student 5
2013 Nytec 23 Sardinia /Sardinia 0 Student 5
2009 Ketch 60 Eolian Islands /Eolian Islands 0 Crew 3
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