Jeff Rondinone, male, 73

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Los Gatos, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea;
Experience: 6800 ocean miles / 4600 coastal miles
I've been sailing since college days. I owned a Hunter 34 in Monterey, CA for 11 years, and in 2013 I retired and bought a cruising catamaran. The first year we sailed from the Bahamas to Portsmouth, VA, where we joined the ARC Europe rally. After the Atlantic crossing we cruised the Spanish Mediterranean coast. During the summer of 2015 we sailed the west coast of Italy from Genoa to Naples, and then sailed to Sotogrande, Spain at the end of the season in September. We spent the summer of 2016 cruising Corsica and the Mediterranean coasts of France and Italy, and then sailed to Marina di Ragusa on the south coast of Sicily at the end of the season. In July, 2017 we sailed from Sicily to Gibraltar and Sotogrande, Spain, and in June, 2018 we sailed from Sotogrande to Olympic Marina, Greece. In August, 2019 we took the long route from Naxos, Greece back to Olympic Marina, with stops in Rhodes, Marmaris, Turkey, Rhodes, Santorini and Serifos.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Jeff’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 6800 / Coastal: 4600
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2018 Dean 44 Catamaran Sotogrande, Spain/Olympic Marina, Greece 1500 Captain 4
2017 Dean 44 Catamaran Sicily/Gibraltar 1000 Captain 4
2016 Dean 44 Catamaran Gibraltar/Corsica 875 Captain 4
2016 Dean 44 Catamaran Sanremo, Italy/Marina di Raguse, Italy 650 Captain 4
2015 Dean 44 Catamaran Gibraltar/Genoa, Italy 850 Captain 4
2015 Dean 44 Catamaran Stabia, Italy/Sotogrande, Spain 1000 Captain 4
2014 Dean 44 Catamaran Virginia, USA/La Duquesa, Spain 3000 Captain 5 ARC Europe
2014 Dean 44 Catamaran Barcelona/Gibraltar 500 Captain 4
2014 Dean 44 Catamaran Bahamas /USA 500 Captain 2
2013 Dean 44 Catamaran USA/Bahamas 450 Captain 4
2013 Dean 44 Catamaran Florida/North Carolina 550 Captain 4
2006 Island Packet 45 Bermuda/Virginia, USA 500 Other 6
2002 Oyster 54 Guernsey/Gibraltar 1300 Crew 4
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