Mike Castania

Mike is President and Founder of Offshore Race Management [ORM], a Project Management firm based in Delray Beach, Florida. Mike was born in Australia and grew up in Sydney, graduating from the Guild Teachers College with a major in Psychology. He went on to Post Graduate studies at Sydney University in Languages [Modern Greek and French]. Sailing since his youth, he moved through the ranks to participate in events both domestically and around the globe. As head of ORM, he has worked with many design offices and boat yards across the globe. Has coached and raced with IRC teams and has managed complex and high profile projects including a VOR Team, new builds, refits and race programs in Thailand, the US, the UK, the Caribbean and Australasia. As a project manager and professional sailor with over 30 years experience including 12 Trans Atlantics, he has logged in excess of 120,000 nautical miles. Projects range from the classic 130’ J Class “Endeavour” to Volvo Campaign “Team Tyco” to Youth Training Yachts to all carbon modern IRC classes. Which in 2008 sailed to a convincing 1st place overall podium finish in the 2008 Baltic Sprint Cup in board “Danebury” Rogers 46 and was award the Top Skipper Award by the German Offshore Owners Association in 2008. In 1999, as Campaign/Syndicate Director, he single handedly procured funding for Team sponsorship in the 2001 – 2002 Volvo Ocean Race, placing all the components in place and established Team Tyco. The Team went on to place 4th overall, with a measurable ROI for Team Sponsor Tyco (A Fortune 500 Company).

Notable projects include…
  • Volvo Ocean Race “Team Tyco” Campaign/Syndicate Director [1999-2002]
  • 130’ J Class “Endeavour” – Race Director [2000 – 2001]
  • 150’ Frers|Munford Sloop - Project Manager
  • Hulls 001 & 004 Rogers 46’ - Project Manager|Sailing Coach|Skipper
  • Judel/Vrolijk 52 Youth Training Yacht - Project Manager|Coach

Michael has excellent organizational skills and proven ability. A team player and team leader, a driving force behind complex, multi-million dollar large-scale projects and combines an extremely competitive nature, lifelong love of Sports with strong business acumen.

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