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  • JohnCy

    • 61, Cyprus
    • Cyprus
    • Checked in 1 day ago

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.

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  • Availability 1st June 2020

  • LocationCyprus

  • NationalityCyprus

  • Age61

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, Greek

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs Schengen visa (or EU citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Competent Crew
    Captain
    Racing
    Delivery Crew

  • Location preferenceMediterranean

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Jun 2013 ICC Power/Sail Complete

  • Dec 2016 1st Aid Complete

  • Jun 2021 Short Range VHF / GMDSS Complete

  • Jun 2021 Safety Boating Course Complete

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Skills

  • Cooking
  • Tennis
  • Fishing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Rigging
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Tender driving
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
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Crete to Rhodes - September 2021

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I sailed with John from Agios Nikolaus in Crete to Mandraki Marina in Rhodes. John is a very accomplished and experienced sailor. He works tirelessly to trim to the sails, optimize the speed of the boat, and all other aspects of sailing. He was very kind to continue to help me prepare the boat for winter storage after we hauled the boat out at the boatyard. A pleasant and intelligent companion and I will be delighted to sail with John in the future.

14th Oct 2021

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