I have, temporarily, put my own boat on the hard in Stockholm, Sweden because of a new job that cut my 'big cruise' short in the Biscay. But that does not mean that I cannot cruise every now and then and I hope this winter to join up as crew with another boat, maybe across the Atlantic?
I think I have some useful experience and can work in most positions on board (to be quiet honest, I'm not a great cook but the result is normally edible).
Background: I've been sailing for 35 years, since I was 10 years old and started competing with my Optimist dinghy. I have a longer crossing some 12 years ago when I took my 10 metre boat across the Pacific for 9 months (some of the time was travelling inland). I've also done a fair bit of sailing instruction and a month or two on tall ships as a first mate. I am since 2006 a skipper of the local life boat and have medical and safety training and much more from there.
I have Swedish certification to an inshore commercial endorsement but also an Yachtmaster Offshore. My plans are to continue to Yachtmaster Ocean with commercial endorsement (just for the challenge, I do have a job I want to keep!).
Miscellaneous: Am also somewhat technical and practical - can fix many systems on a boat, even with a more permanent solution than duct tape and plastic padding.
I do not smoke, drink very little alcohol, snore occasionally, and from experience I know that I can continue to work well even with a sporadic sea sickness. I am overall easy to deal with
I am not a full member of the OCC, but the Port Officer for the Swedish east coast since 2006.
Do you have a yacht and a planned departure and in need of support or company - let us see if I may be the right person...
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