Francis Montocchio, male, 64

Ref 48682

Nationality: Austria
Currently based in: Vienna, Austria
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1800 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
I am a 63-year-old musician and English teacher (I run my own language school). I am slim, fit, and adaptable. I grew up in Cape Town and now live in Vienna. I can cook, work with tools and I’m a good team player, willing to learn and take orders from a competent skipper. I love the sea and would like to spend some more time improving my sailing. I play the guitar and sing well and enjoy it! I speak four languages and have extensive experience as a language teacher too. I am retiring at the end of August 2023 and will be available anywhere to crew as long as is necessary. I’ll be skippering a cruise of the Ionian Sea for the month of July 2022. I have booked to do my Yachtmaster Offshore Exam in the Solent during August 2022.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French; German; Afrikaans
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Francis’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1800 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
Offshore Personal Survival Training Course OeSV Austrian Sailing Federation 2020
Voditelj Brodice / Boat Skipper B MPPI Croatian Maritime Authority 0
SRC GMDSS Short Range Certificate (VHF/DSC) RYA 0
Skipper FB2 (Fahrtbereich 2) Coastal, up to 20 nm from Coast OeSV Austrian Sailing Federation 0
Befähigungsausweis Binnen ASchein 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Beneteau Oceanis 411 Volos, Greece/Cruising the Sporades incl. Skiros 400 Captain 4
2021 Bavaria C50 Trogir/Kotor, Montenegro and back 300 Watch-leader 5
2020 Lucia 40 Catamaran Biograd, Croatia/Cruising the Kornaten 100 Captain 10
2020 Beneteau Océanis 411 Volos, Greece/Cruising the Sporades 400 Captain 5
2019 Discovery 55 Grand Canaria/Cascais via Madeira and the Azores 1800 Crew 3
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