Captain Name: Francisco Suar
Captain Nationality: Argentinia
Number of Crew: 2
Julieta and Francisco joined Freedom in the Grenadines in early September 2021. Earlier in the year, the crew were sailing on their own yacht from Argentina to Grenada. Their boat was built by Francisco and his family, and Julieta and Francisco sailed over 6000 nautical miles to reach Grenada during Covid 19 arriving in June, 2021. Since June 2021, they have been exploring Grenada and the Grenadines and gaining lots of local knowledge about the area and islands whilst operating crewed charters onboard Freedom.
Francisco started sailing at the age of five with his family on Optimist dinghies. He has always lived and worked around boats logging approximately 12,500US miles to date. He started working as a sailing instructor in 2016 delivering lessons and yacht charters in and around Uruguay and Argentina. Another passion of Francisco’s is diving and this started at the age of 14 and led to qualifying as a PADI dive instructor in 2014. Since this time Francisco has over 400 logged dives with beginners and advanced divers.
Francisco is a boat builder by trade and completed college in industrial design and has in depth experience in steel sailboat maintenance and repair, electrical systems, and boat design and management. His hobbies include drawing ideas for boat construction and design and also surfing, freediving, fishing and travelling.
Additional qualifications include: Enriched Air Diver, Restricted Radiotelephonist Operator, Piloto Yate Vela and Motor (PNA) – equivalent to Yachtmaster Power and Sail, Radar Navition OMI, CPR/AED/First Aid Instructor, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Julieta started sailing in 2017 through the Rio de Plata (Argentina – Uruguay) and continued to learn and improve her skills since then through her love for travel, adventure and exploring new cultures. She is a competent crew member and has logged over 5000 nautical miles.
In Norway before 2017, Julieta’s previous work has included working in family houses as a baby sitter taking care of children from 10 months to two years old, working as a waitress in a busy restaurant in Argentina and as an office administrator and personal assistance at a car company.
Julieta loves cooking with focus on the nutritional side of food creating authentic and rich flavour. In the kitchen Julieta specializes in plant based food, healthy meals and traditional Argentinian cuisine. She enjoys exploring the local markets and experimenting and adapting her menus with fresh local ingredients and offering different cultural experiences. Most importantly she believes in offering the best service with unforgettable meals and experience onboard.
Her hobbies include acrobatics and aerial skills, which she practices on board her yacht as well as yoga and freediving. She also manufactures natural solid shampoo and has a local laboratory onboard her own sailing vessel to do so when she isn’t on charter.
Other qualifications include PADI Open Water Diver, Food Safety and Hygiene