Whitefin cruising the Pontine Islands on charter. The archipelago, off the west coast of Italy, is the result of volcanic activity. The islands were used by the Etruscans who carved the “Blue Grottos”. Tiny vineyards, wild herbs and flowers, and secluded beaches and grottos make these islands a fascinating destination.
About Guglielmo Milan (webmaster)
Guglielmo is Whitefin’s First Mate. He discovered the love for sailing when, as a boy, he used to explore the bays around Lošinj island (Croatia) by dinghy. Guglielmo graduated summa cum laude in mechanical engineering from the University of Padova, where he was member of the Academic Sailing Team. He has a great experience of sailing on both private and charter yachts in the Adriatic, Ionian, Ligurian and Tyrrhenian seas. He is qualified as a Yacht Master 200GT by the Royal Yachting Association, with British Commercial Endorsement and STCW95.
On Whitefin, Guglielmo is the second in command. He is in charge of the ship manoeuvres, including setting the sails, mooring, anchoring and driving the tender. He also enjoys ensuring every guest has a safe and pleasant experience whilst on board. When the yacht is in port, he is responsible for the maintenance, including rigging, mechanical/plumbing systems, wooden deck and brasses.
In winter Guglielmo is a master student at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. In his free time, he plays the clarinet. He loves engaging with different cultures. Native Italian, he speaks English, French and Spanish. His personality is affable and cheerful.
Guglielmo has developed Whitefin website!
Entries by Guglielmo Milan (webmaster)
Whitefin in the Bay of Naples, in front of the three Faraglioni off the island of Capri.
Dolphins on the way to Ponza and Palmarola islands, Latina.
Sailing to Naples: Whitefin berthed in Quai de la Madonetta, Bastia, Corsica.
27th – 30th April, Genoa’s Ancient Harbour – Whitefin attends MYBA Charter Show 2015 among the most prestigious luxury charter yachts.
In April 2015 the refitting is completed. Whitefin is now up to date with the most recent technology, in full respect of her original layout, both above and below deck. The yacht is launched in Marina di Pisa (Italy).
42-meters majestic Proctor mast is back to its place after new Awlgrip white painting. Two heavy cranes carry out the operation of lifting.
Between 2014 and 2015 the actual owner transfers Whitefin to Pisa, where the yacht undergoes a deep and accurate refurbishment. VELA, the prime italian magazine of sail, describes the refitting.