Dr. Rainer Bichlbauer (Skipper)

Status: Born Vienna 1939, married, one daughter;

Education: 1958 Teachers Training College, 1963 Doctor of Law University Vienna;

Jobs: Professional career in industrial enterprises: legal work at Veitscher Magnesitwerke AG (63-69), after 1969 key management functions at various companies (Potter Instrument GmbH - computer peripherals), 
Österreichische Shell AG, Deutsche Shell AG, International Shell (Den Haag), Elin Union AG,  Jungbunzlauer Gruppe (Wien, Basel); Retired in Jannuary 2000.

Hobbies: Skiing, Sailing, Mountain Biking, Diving, Adventure Trips, Windsurfing, Photos, Gardening.

License A
(Sailing):  for yachts with or without engine within area "A" (Inland Waters).
Yacht-Master License B
(Sailing):  for yachts within the field of "Navigation Area 3" (200 nm  from any coast).
Yacht-Master License:  for motor yachts within Austrian Waters.
Short Range Certificate (SRC,
Radio Communication).

Navigated since 1968 as skipper (mostly of charter yachts) the following waters:
East Mediterranean: Adriatic Sea, Ionian Sea, Aegean Sea, Turkish Coast;
West Mediterranean: Tyrrhenian Sea, Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Mallorca, / Gibraltar / Canary Islands;
Caribbean Sea (three times): Area covered: Anguilla – Grenada
Baltic Sea, Atlantic crossing (east to west).

The Boat:
Since June 2002 owner and skipper of “GIGUE” a 16m ketch known as “Super Maramu” built by the French Shipyard AMEL in La Rochelle / France. For details of the boat see their homepage  www.amel.fr .
The boat is registered in Vienna for “ worldwide cruising” and sails under Austrian flag.