Pierfrancesco Candiani, male, 51

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Nationality: Italy
Currently based in: Venice, Italy
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
My family is from Venice. I worked in Milano as a lawyer for 6 years (bar exam in 2000). When I decided to leave Milano I became a PADI diving Instructor (MSDT). I took Australian Commercial Skipper Ticket (up to 24 m.); RYA Ocean Yachtmaster; MCA 200GT (500GT OW). I sailed in the South Pacific (from Fakarava to Australia including Polinesia, Tonga, Fiji, Vanuatu, Australia and New Zealand). I skippered a 47 foot catamaran in Belize (for 1 year) and in BVI (for 1 year, including Sant Martin, Antigua, St. Barth). We launched our first catamaran (a Lagoon 500, Oct. 2007) and we ran a charter business (www.ombreblu.com) for 10 years sailing in most of the West Med. Oct. 2017 we bought a Sunreef 70 and we are still enjoying it!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; Italian;
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Pierfrancesco’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 10000
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Master of Yacht MCA 200GT 2014
Ocean Yachtmaster RYA 2005
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