French skipper Istvan Ferrare is the owner of the sailing yacht Cinderella and also the founder of the company Windfinders MCPY.
Istvan has done 12 seasons back to back as a charter skipper in Greece. His love for the Greek islands and passion for sailing is said to be contagious to those who sail with him. You will find out that Istvan is not only an extremely skilled professional sailor but also a very entertaining host with a cracking sense of humour.
Qualifications: RYA, MCA Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster
Years at sea: 28 (Istvan grew up and has spent all his life on a sailboat).
Professional skipper since: 2007 (12 seasons)
Favourite sailing area: Aegean sea!
Hobbies: Sailing, sailing regattas, fast sailing, windsurfing in storms, freeride snowboarding, cooking and taking photos are some of Istvan’s hobbies!
People say: Istvan’s always on the move and up to something! He spends a lot of time improving things on his boat in order to get closer to his idea of the ultimate sailing experience for his guests! When Cinderella is not on charter, he sails her out on exploration trips to discover new places he wouldn’t dare sail for the first time with charter guests…
be successful, it has to remain simple. It is of course important to plan a cruise before leaving, in order to meet your crew’ s expectations and dreams but still, the route has to remain flexible. The best days at sea have always been those planned on the very morning of the cruise, while enjoying a nice breakfast.
conditions of the moment.
People always say that I am calm and reassuring, that I never get into a panic. I never shout either. I have also often heard that I am very cheerful and even funny too.
This is the reason why I did not go for the biggest sailing boats where crew and guests are never teamed.
Spoken languages ? I’m fluent in French, English, Turkish and I know a little Italian as well.