John de Giorgio, male, 63

Ref 76549

Nationality: Malta
Currently based in: Lija, Malta
Looking for: Caribbean;
Experience: 8000 ocean miles / 7000 coastal miles
I have been sailing since the age of 10 and have been the owner of 5 sailing boats. I currently own a Grand Soleil 46LC. I have experience of both racing and cruising. I have participated in the Rolex Middle Sea Race on 6 occasions as well as many races from Malta to Sicily and around Malta. Some as Skipper others as senior members of the crew. I have also sailed and raced in the Caribbean. I have skippered my own boats on long cruises such as Marseille to Malta along the French Riviera and the West Coast of Italy and another time from Genova down to Malta, both of 6 weeks duration. I have cruised in the Ionian Islands on my Grand Soleil, crossing from Malta, most recently in 2023 for 5 weeks. I have not kept a log but would estimate over 15,000 nautical miles of sailing. I obtained the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sailing) in 2024. My background is the software sector and I am therefore pretty handy with electronics, although not so much fixing stuff. Crossing the Atlantic, particularly on the ARC, has been my dream. I am also happy to participate in the delivery of the boat for an ARC. I am pretty much retired and therefore have flexibility for time and timings.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; French; Italian;
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John’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 8000 / Coastal: 7000
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
RYA Yacht Master RYA Offshore 2024
Recreation Skipper License Transport Malta Offshore 2023

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2024 Grand Solieil 46LC Valletta/Marzamemi, Sicily 60 Captain 5 Race - 3rd place
2023 Grand Soleil 46LC Malta/Greece 1200 Captain 4
2021 Grand Soleil 46LC Genova/Malta 1200 Captain 2
2021 Dufour 512 Malta/Greece 900 Captain 3
2020 Dufour 455 Malta/Eolian Islands 650 Captain 4
2019 Dufour 512 Malta/Egadi Islands (W. Sicily) 500 Captain 3
2018 Dufour 455 Malta/Round Sicily 400 Captain 2
2016 Farr 54 Malta/Palma di Majorca 340 Watch-leader 4
1999 Beneteau 40 Grenada/Tobago 300 Watch-leader 6 Tobago Race Week
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