Ron Giachetti, male, 52

Ref 21938

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Carmel, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; North Pacific Islands; South America;
Experience: 150 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
An engineering professor for the Navy. I have a PhD in Systems Engineering and teach systems engineering to Naval Officers. A certified keel boat sail instructor (also for Navy). Sailed in Long Island, NY, Miami, FL, and Monterey, CA. Mostly coastal cruising and day sailing. Longest cruise was from Liverpool, UK to Galway, Ireland. Otherwise, coastal cruises in South Florida, the Keys, and Coastal California. Currently, most of my sailing is weekly races on a Shields in Monterey Bay. Additionally, I instruct about once a month on a keel boat. Aside from sailing experience, I am a good cook and have a resourcefulness to fix many mechanical and electrical systems. I'm a good crew member, team player, and can hold a conversation. I have an unformed plan to do extensive off-shore sailing when I get a sabbatical in 2021, and my desire is to build my off-shore sailing experience in preparation.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: none -- I eat everything.
Languages: English; Spanish;
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Ron’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 150 / Coastal: 1000
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Navy Qualified Instructor for Keelboat C Navy 2012

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2015 Trimaran 50 Vallejo, CA/Half Moon Bay, CA 300 Watch-leader 6
2008 Oyster 44 Liverpool/Galway 1000 Crew 4 none
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