My name is Wouter. I've registered to this website because I'm eager to join an easy-going, fun, social and responsible crew. What I love about sailing is being in touch with nature and having the chance to travel to places that are hard to reach otherwise. I would love to explore how it is to hitchhike on a sailing vessel. My ultimate dream is to own my own yacht and take people on board the same way, so this is kind of a a first step. I’ve always had the desire to travel more of the world by sea. Especially since I got into kitesurfing, my wish is to explore the most pristine kite spots the planet has to offer by sail. So, if you are also into that it would be really great. But first and foremost I am just looking for a fun and social group of people to share an unforgettable sailing experience. As for me joining your crew: I am a competent sailor with ample experience, of course happy to share daily expenses and not afraid to get my hands dirty.
To tell you more about my sailing experience; it started off as a high school student, learning to sail in open boats and later progressing towards bigger yachts, making a couple of crossings between Holland and the UK. This provided me with the experience to become a charter captain for a Dutch holiday company. On and off during summers, I've sailed in Greece, Turkey and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, on 50ft vessels with a crew of 8. Most of the times with a flotilla as well (building up roughly 6000 miles of experience). Pretty all-round experience (maintenance, catering, instruction, and making sure people had plenty of fun during their holidays).
I am currently in Portugal, but I am flexible to move anywhere within Europe. And I have time for sailing until mid aug. Or from the 1st of September onwards. Let me know if we can combine something and be in touch!
Best of every positive kind of wishes and hope to meet you on deck :) Wouter
Officer of the Watch, Yachtmaster OffShore, Competent Crew, Day Skipper, Coastal Skipper, Diving, Culinary Trained
-International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
-Marine VHF radio certificate
-Safety at sea (deploying life rafts and such)
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Yachts/boats I have sailed on
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