John. Looking for sailing adventures.
Willing to consider any skippering or crewing opportunities. I started sailing when I was a teenager and gradually built up my boating skills over the years. I am currently the proud owner of two sailing dinghies, a Laser and a Dart 18 catamaran. I sail them twice a week throughout the year. I crew on friends' sailing yachts on most of the other afternoons. When there is no wind I get my dose of daily exercise on an SUP. During the racing season, May-October, I crew on yachts racing in the Cyprus offshore championship series, primarily in the role of the helmsman. I regularly sail at night and I am comfortable on a night watch. I love sailing, cruising and the life by the sea and I devote most of my free time indulging in it.
Every summer since 2013 I have been chartering 32-40 ft yachts in Greece for family vacations. So far we have cruised on multiple occasions the Saronic, the Ionian, the Dodecanese and the Northern Cyclades. I have cruised or raced from Cyprus to Greece, Israel and Lebanon. Participated in the Aegean Regatta in 2017, 2021 and 2022 on a 1986 Elan 31. In January 2020 I cruised the Canary Islands for a week, together with seven other sailing friends, on a chartered Dufour 512.
In September 2021 I met BridgePlayer through Crewbay and helped him sail his 49 ft yacht double-handed from Crete to Rhodes. In May 2022 I sailed for a few days with Zrubavel around Leros. In late September 2022 I sailed double handed with Tonto from Limnos to Limni, Evia, on his Catalac 9 catamaran. I aspire to explore more such opportunities.
I hold university degrees in Management, Mechanical and Industrial Engineering. I am a handy person with self-sufficient mechanical and electrical skills but I much prefer sailing rather than fixing boats. Regardless, I will contribute to any repairs or sorting out any problems on your boat while I sail with you.
I am easy going, and comfortable being social or by myself. I find few things more worthwhile doing than sailing, cruising or messing around in boats. The most valuable assets I control are my time and attention, and I am prepared to share these, if you want me to.