2019-02-27 Position: Foredeck, Helm Experience: Advanced Comments: Ahoy! My name is Marco Brandon Rossini, Iâ€™m 19 years old and Iâ€™m currently attending business school in Milan, Italy, at University Bocconi.
Iâ€™ve been sailing since the age of 6 in my hometown Pesaro, on the east coast of Italy. Iâ€™ve sailed Optimists, Open Bics, 420s, 470s, Laser 4.7, Laser Radials, Laser Standards, Sunfish and Fly Juniors. Iâ€™ve been part of the sailing team and competed in national and world championships.
I further cultivated my passion for sailing at the Centro Velico Caprera in Sardinia starting from the summer of 2014, where I would spend 2 weeks doing nothing but sail. There I sailed Laser Bahias, Topper Argos, Laser Vagos, RS 500 and also monohulls like J80s, Beneteau First 25.7, Sunfast 3200 and Dehler 25s. In 2017, at the age of 17, I was selected as one of the youngest ever to undergo training to become an instructor at the school, which I have since then completed.
Iâ€™ve often charters boats for vacations with my family composed by me, my parents and my 2 younger sisters. Usually 40 footers, we sailed mainly in the Mediterranean, exploring all the major Italian archipelagoes (Maddalena, Eolie, Egadiâ€¦), but also abroad, for example the Sea of Abaco, Bahamas.
Since January 2018, Iâ€™ve been involved with a racing crew aboard Vismaraâ€™s 62-foot fast cruiser â€œSalinigiâ€, covering the positions of bowman and helmsman.
I completed my first ocean crossing in July-August 2018, from Kaneohe, Oahu, to San Francisco in 14 days and 7 hours aboard DK47 â€œCazanâ€.
Iâ€™ve competed in the 2018 Barcolana in Trieste, Italy, aboard â€œSalinigiâ€, finishing 33rd overall.
Iâ€™m currently training for the spring championship aboard TP 52 â€œOrlandaâ€ in the bowman position.
Due to my love for the water, Iâ€™ve been swimming competitively since the age of 7, I surf and kite surf, Iâ€™m a licensed lifeguard, also for jet ski and SUP rescues, I have a BLSD certificate and I obtained my nautical license as soon as the law would allow.
If given this opportunity, I am open to contributing in any way I can, but mostly gain experience in this fascinating environment which has always been a dream of mine. Cheers!
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2019-05-23 Position: Foredeck, Trimmer Experience: Advanced Comments: 23 year-old Irish sailor; 2018: Transatlantic delivery (Volvo 70), Caribbean 600 (First 40.7), Porto Cervo Swan Cup (Swan 42), Dublin Bay Racing (Sunfast 3600); 2017: Boddenetappen Regatta, Germany (Varianta 44); Winters 2015/16: Dublin Bay Racing (Beneteau 27.7); Day Skipper; Dinghy instructor; Volunteer at Kieler Woche 2018, 2019. Keen to get back on the water!