Alona Zaitseva

I can imagine my life without food but not without yachting!

It’s my passion, my love, my life ????

My friends jokes that my blood is salty)

I fell in love with the sea and began my seafarer journey with sailing when I was 7 years old.
And it’s just sucked me in:
First, for 10 unforgettable years into a sailing sport where I received the title: “Master of Sport”.
And later my hobby became my lifestyle and my work.

The road traveled to get to where am I today was thorny, but interesting.

Over the years, I advanced to Captain while experiencing many different roles to include crew member, yachting instructor, guide, broker, and event/charter organizer for yachting companies, flotillas, regattas, and team building. And I’m continue to do all this job ????

I like to live full life, to meet new peoples, to explore, to travel, to be free!

Yachting gave me possibilities to do what I like. And to ventured to many different regions of the world to include transatlantic passage and a recent Norwegian Expedition.

My dreams for my next venture are the passage of Cape Horn, expedition to Antarctica, participation in VOR and Vendée Globe, and to relax round the world trip on my own cruise sailing yacht.

I continue my seafarer life-journey as professional captain. And I know for sure that I’ll never exchange the wind in my heir for a “golden cage”.

Thanks everyone for the attention, ACREW for the nomination ????

And wishing everyone
7 feet under the keel ????