Captain: Marco Staniscia
Marco was born in 1969 in Termoli. His sailing career started about 20 years ago with drift sailing boats and a sailing course in Bonifacio. After 5 years of hobby sailing, he started to take part in boat deliveries from boat factories to their final home port in the Mediterranean gaining navigation experience and adapting to any kind of sailing conditions with different types of yachts. A few years later he got his first job as captain on a Tartan yacht sailing all over the Mediterranean and crossing the Atlantic Ocean to the Caribbean. He has participated in numerous races, has worked for the past 4 years in charter yachts and has accumulated about 45000 NM. After one year on board of Catamaran Genny as second captain/deckhand, he is ready and excited to captain Myra for the second season. He is responsible, has a hands-on and positive, smiley attitude and will be a great asset to the crew on board! He loves anything that has to do with the sea and enjoys traveling and getting to know new people.
Fist Mate: Andrea Blumenthal
Andrea is a 34-year-old active and daring ocean enthusiast. Ten years ago, he began working in the yachting industry. Particularly with boat transfers and the administration of sailing and motorized private boats for long-term voyages or daily excursions. Due to his long job experience, he is able to control the entire yacht even in challenging conditions. Andrea is a team player who, in conjunction with the captain, can provide their guests with the most memorable sailing experience. He is fluent in both Italian and English.
Chef: Mattia Vedelago
Mattia is a young and talented chef from Italy. Right after school, he went to the ALMA School of Italian Culinary Arts. Since 2010 he has been working as a chef in different restaurants in Italy and the UK. Food and cooking are his big passion, and he hopes to use this to elevate his guests’ sailing experience with his high-end culinary creations. Mattia is very hard-working, reliable, and meticulous in his job and his desire to make his guests happy. His cuisine is international and delicious. He is polite, a team player, and loves to travel. He speaks Italian, English, and basic French.
Chief Stewardess: Marica Pellegrino
Marica started her “career” in the yachting industry only very recently, but she is highly motivated to learn and absorb anything that has to do with the sea! She was born in Italy, she studied Arts and Crafts at the university of Bologna and for the last few years she is living in Amsterdam working as a waiter and manager in Bakery Shops which means that she is highly sociable, approaches new people in a unique way and that she is very adaptable. Marica is a pleasant person, very positive, organized, and outgoing, and loves to make everyone feel comfortable during the cruise. She speaks Italian, English, and basic Dutch.
Hostess: Alice Giacona
Alice was born in 2002 in Palermo, Italy. Right after her graduation in Tourism Services from Palermo University, she started working in a 5-star hotel in Egypt as a receptionist and concierge. In the summer of 2022, she started working as a Hostess in different boats. Alice is energetic and hard-working, enjoys her job with a smile and is very organized and ready to assist her guests in their every need. She is open, adaptable, has strong communication skills, and is very responsible in her work. She speaks fluently Italian, English, French, and basic German.
Deckhand: Rossana Ruberto