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Location: USA


Phone: +1 425 647 8282

Vladimir A. Chepurnoi

Recruitment Partner bn US for Yacht Polar Expeditions


I started to work in the US from 1991. It was the East-West JV (San Francisco) as principal researcher, Startup company ECOSO, Adobe, Novel in Santa Cruz. I moved to Washington State in 1995 getting job in Microsoft, where I worked 10 years, and after that I opened my companies and worked as self-employer.


My Sailing Career Highlights

- 40+ years as Master or Mate on own, private, chartering sailboats

- Eleven years in wooden boat restoration, rigging and sail making, fine carpentry electrical, plumbing, engine repair, hull building, in sea and on land repairs

- Founded and managed the Sailing Sport Club at University 

- Eight years instructor in sail

- Six years trained racing crews for national and international races

- Trained crews for navigation in difficult weather conditions, surviving while a hull breaches, mast loss, rudder breakage, etc.

- From time to time, routes of long races and sailing expeditions were organized and developed;

- Created compact lidar for monitoring pollution on surface of water (lakes and oceans)

- Inspection of various types of sailboats (wooden, fiberglass, aluminum, fibrocement, ferro cement)

At Sea Experience

Skipper, sailboat Dehler 30 OD

- Chartered on Aegean Sea from Olympics marina to multiple islands. July 2021

 Skipper, sailboat Beneteau First 40, “Jazz” & Fist 40, “Audacious”

- Pacific, qualifying 700 nm passage and Rolex Fastnet race, UK. June-August 2021

Crew/Watch Capitan, sailboat Hanse 505, “Amandla Kulu”

- Qualification race, Isle of Wight; Rolex Fastnet race, UK. July-August 2019

Crew/Cel Nav training, sailboat Great Mistral 80, “Weddell”

- Sailing from Cape Town – San Helen – Antigua, 6013 nm. March-April 2019

Crew, sailboat class Dragon sail #5

- Antigua Classic Yacht Regatta, April 2019 

Chief Mate, Beneteau oceanis 46, “Serenite”     

- Vic-Maui race, July 2018

Managerial experience

In my old life, I was a Chief Scientist in Institute of Applied Physics and head of the lab, coordinating many projects in several labs of the USSR.

Education & Training

I am currently enrolled in the Marine Learning Center for get USCG certificate of Captain to 100 tons.  

Also, I am enrolling in the Seattle Sailing School for obtain the license of Sailing instructor for ASA.

Qualification Summary

CPR/First Aid CFR & STCW A-VI/1-3

Safety At Sea Certificate

Diploma of Ocean Master                             

License of Offshore Master                           

License of 1 class Helmsman

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Cherish Life! Love! Travel!

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