Vincent Mattiola, male, 29

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Bequia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 65000 ocean miles / 7000 coastal miles
I'm a USCG 100 ton Master Captain with 71,000+nm logged over 1400+ days on a wide variety of sailing vessels. I've taught for US Sailing and ASA in the Caribbean and United States and enjoy working with adults and teenagers alike. My company, CetoSea Inc, facilitates ocean conservation- and sustainability-themed charters and passages around the world while also assisting owners with yacht management, deliveries, instruction, brokering, and consulting. Pennsylvania is home (technically), but most months I can be found somewhere in the Caribbean or offshore (my real home). I've been known to make a wicked hot meal in the worst of conditions, enjoy playing guitar, traveling, scuba diving, hiking, biking, reading & writing, nerding over the weather, and all watersports. Coaching new owners or green crew is a real passion of mine, and I love being able to help build people's confidence and competence in safe ocean sailing. I'm a superstitious sailor, and won't leave on a Friday or touch bananas onboard. Having worked as a sailmaker, rigger, technician, mechanic, and worn many other hats in the marine industry I bring a variety of knowledge aboard, mostly from practical experience. Focusing on sail trim and sailing efficiently is my passion, and it's fun to see folks pickup a few tips from our passages too. I'm still learning myself (always), and I find great joy in meeting new people & cultures, and hearing new stories.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: I will eat/cook literally anything, however I personally prefer to eat a plant-based diet. With that being said, I've never turned down a meal.
Languages: English; survival-level German, Spanish, French, Turkish, Greek, Swahili, and Nepali
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Vincent’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 65000 / Coastal: 7000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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

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