Captain and Crew
Wouter (41), captain CANNONBALL
Commercial Endorsement, RYA Professional Practices, and Responsibilities, CWO-3 keelboat, International Certificate for operators of pleasure craft, RYA First Aid, RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course, RYA Short Range Certificate, ENG1 medical, CMAS, IANTD Nitrox, PADI Advanced Diver.
Dutch (excellent), English, (excellent), German (good), Spanish (average), French (moderate)
Wouter has sailed from an early age on starting sailing small dinghies like the Laser at the age of twelve. Later he switched to larger dinghies and keelboats and became a sailing instructor.
At the age of 23, he started participating in yachting races like the Fastnet race in various positions (mostly genoa and mainsail trim). He crewed as first mate on a 65â€™ Privilege Catamaran making two trans-Pacific crossings. From October 2003 until May 2004 he has been part of the permanent crew on the 80â€™ IOR Maxi Martella operating in all positions. Later that year he joined Whitbread racer Kings Legend a famous Swan 65 for a couple trans-Atlantic races and deliveries to the Caribbean and back to Europe. Blue water sailing is his second nature.
â€œSkippering a yacht is one of the most satisfactory recreations I know. For many of us, it grows into more than a mere pastime, with our jobs becoming only the means to finance our boating lives. Yachting is uniquely satisfying because, if it is practiced to the full, it engages every facet of our being. It can be as physical as we care to make it. It is intellectual, with the problems posed by navigation often requiring solutions of great accuracy. It is also aesthetic: there are few more beautiful human creations than a sailboat carving her way through the sea. Lastly, and probably most important of all, there are times when it asks serious questions about the core of our characters. The net result is that the captainâ€™s role becomes so absorbing as an end in itself that it leaves little time for worrying about other things!â€
“At sea, I learned how little a person needs, not how muchâ€
Crew wanted (unpaid positions!)
Whether you are a qualified Yacht Master or just crew in the middle of your nautical development, join us if you want to get involved in deliveries, charters, and regattas. As a crew member, we expect you to do your part in cooking, cleaning and the standard household stuff. Furthermore, we do have some rules to live by to make life easy and comfortable for everyone on board. The crew should have a proper international insurance coverage, a valid passport, and visa (if required) and bring documents on board!!!
Check our boat profile and crew requirement:Â https://www.findacrew.net/secure-server/eng/account/boat.asp?account=227195
You can also send your sailing resume including a copy of your highest qualification to firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will get back to you a.s.a.p.
If you do not have a sailing resume, you can use the model/document provided below.
Your sailing experience:
Ocean sailing experience: yes/no
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On board function:
A little about yourself: