Crew

Andrea

Andrea

Captain

Andrea is Whitefin’s Captain. He  was born in Padova – Italy 58 years ago. He started sailing at the age of 11 years on his familiy’s boats. He graduated in mechanical engineering at the University of Padua and was industry director for many years before devoting himself full time to boating. He has always spent his free time sailing, especially in regattas , obtaining more than 80 trophies in all national and international sailing classes. With more than 50,000 miles sailing in the Mediterranean sea, he knows in detail coasts and harbors of Italy, Croatia and Greece, the destinations proposed for Whitefin cruises.

He has a sunny and sociable character, always ready to engage guests and friends in the art of navigating. Sailing enthusiasts with Andrea will learn all the techniques of sailing and will be ready to face the experience of racing perhaps even on board Whitefin.

He plays the guitar and loves all motorsports. In his spare time he practices motorbike off-road, skiing and gardening. He is very dynamic and you will find him always busy in many activities.

Native Italian, Andrea speaks fluent English and French discreetly. He has the title of RYA/MCA Yacht Master Offshore with Commercial Endorsement – STCW95.

Valentina

Valentina

Chef de cuisine

Valentina is 32 and was born in Santiago De Chile.

She studied Tourism at the capital’s university, and she worked as a tourist guide in the desertic northern region of the country. Inspired by proximity to the Pacific Ocean, she pursued her international diving license. She also lived in the south of Chile, in Patagonia, where she learnt to cook in a tourist structure placed in the famous Torres Del Paine National Park. In 2016 she moved to Spain, where she had the first contact with the nautical world. It’s since then that she has worked on sail boats as a cook and stewardess, around the Caribbean Sea, crossing the Atlantic Ocean, and back to the Mediterranean Sea.

Her menu is particularly varied and enriched with experiences and inspirations absorbed during her voyages all over the world. Her dishes are always made with fresh and natural ingredients. Mediterranean cuisine are her specialties.

Valentina holds her Seaman’s Book, STCW95 certificates and Health Certificate for Seafarers.

She speaks fluent Spanish (native language) and Italian.

Her character is particularly pleasant and she’s always very happy to be on board providing her kind help to the guests and crew.

Discovering nature, especially animals, and engaging with foreign cultures and art is what she loves to do in her free time.

Filippo

Filippo

Deckhand

Filippo is 25 years old. He was born in Genova where he was always in touch with the sea. He got his master in Environmental Anthropology at the Sorbonne University in Paris. His academic career led him to travel  all over Europe and North Africa. He started sailing when he was 7 years old in Genova on the Optimist and then he grew starting the agonistic career on different classes from small dinghies to the big yachts in France and in Italy. Still today  he is enthusiast of sailing as professional deckhand  in the charter industry.

He has a friendly, sociable and patient character, always ready to assist and help guests and colleagues. He speaks Italian and also English, French and Spanish.  He practice performing dance with a dance company in Milano. He is passionate of nature and ecological issues.

Carlo

Carlo

Deckhand

Carlo is a deckhand on Whitefin. He was born in Palermo 31 years ago.

He has studied at University of Palermo and at Alma Mater Studiorum, in Bologna.

His experience and love for the sea began in dinghy boats in his home town when he was very young and continued in his teenage years with Windsurfing and Keelboat Racing. After the university`s years away from the sea he gladly returned to the sea as charter skipper and on-shore crew

Before joining Whitefin`s crew he was working towards the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Qualification at UKSA in Cowes, UK, and aims to complete this by Winter 2019. He currently holds the RYA Day Skipper (commercially endorsed,) the Unlimited Italian Sailing Licence, as well as the STCW95 (2019) and European Health Certificate for Seafarers.

He is a friendly and sociable character, who loves to sail and to work on board and he always likes to be helpful and reliable to his crew mates and to the guests.

He speaks Italian (Native), fluent English and Spanish, and he is learning French. When he is ashore, he likes to spend his free time in outdoor activities and sports like trekking, climbing or surfing.

Guglielmo Milan