Mario Cudia

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Mario Cudia was born in Marsala in 05/10/1967.

Professional skipper. Friendly, sportsman, excellent relational and  organizational skills.                          

Expert in planning the cruise and in the all the features such as the management of the resources, the safety of the yacht and the crew, navigation with a small crew and the optimization of the routes.

The passion for the sea and the sail started when he was a child and, in 1970 at the age of 12, he took part in his first sailing course to the Italian Navy League on board of an optimist, his first sailing boat.

In 1990 he became assistant instructor of sailing and canoe to the secondary school children at the summer training center of Marsala.

From 1990 he began to sail with small cabin charter doing his first cruises. From 1994 to 1996 he established an individual company, called Yacht Tours, and with a 16 meters long wooden fishing boat he realized the first charter to Aegadian Islands.

He has done the professional skipper in the charter field since 2004.

Then, in 2004, he founded the charter company called Navigatio. This society organizes sailing trip to the Mediterranean sea, Caribbean and Indian Ocean.

Team Bulding for business regattas acting as skipper and organizer. He works for different companies such as Bridgestone, Telecom, Metzler, Pirelli, Citizen, Franco Rosso, Venue Italia, La fabbrica incentive.

As captain of 7 to 16 meters long catamarans and powerboats I have done this sailing:

More than 100 cruises from 1994 to 2014 to the Aegadian Islands

More than 25 cruises from 2006 to 2014 to the Aeolian Islands

Ustica, Pantelleria and the Maltese Archipelago with  Malta – Gozo – Comino

The north part and the south part of Tunisia

Balearic such as Valencia  - Ibiza – Formentera 

In 2007 in the event of the 32 American's Cup he transfered to Valencia an Ocean star 51. He used this yacht in order to organize sailing tour to see the regattas.

In winters from 2009 to 2014 he organized sailing trip to Caribbean acting as captain : Martinique - S.Lucia – S.Vincent and Grenadine.

2012- Governing a catamaran to the Archipelago of Seychelles in the Indian Ocean

2013- Governing a catamaran to Cuba

2014- Governing a catamaran to the Caribbean

Crew transfers and single transfers of yachts from France to Sicily, from Liguria to Sicily, from Sardinia to Balearic Islands, Spain - Ibiza , Ibiza - Valencia, Sardinia - Sicily, Corsica - Sicily and from Sicily to Malta.

Offshore sailing experiences such as the Rolex Middle Sea Race 620mg, the edition of 2008 and 2010 of Targa Florio (tour of Sicily), the Dolphins Route and the route from Marsala to Pantelleria – Mazara 120 mgl.

In Novemebr 2014 he will do the atlantic crossing as the captain of “ HiearaSun Odyssey 49.

Titles : 

  • Boat licence with no limits
  • Restricted certificate as radiotelephone of ships
  • ISAF Course of Safety and survival in the sea.               
  • First Aid Course
  • FIV card  n° 00167239

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