Antti Helenne, male, 51

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Nationality: Finland
Currently based in: Rodnay Bay, Saint Lucia
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 8000 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
Latest UPDATE 15.12.2019. I am in St Lucia Caribean. Interested in sailing in Caribean next two weeks. Update 23.11.19. We are going! Everything works ;) Next time I will be available about 10th of december in St Lucia, Rodney Bay. Interested in to join for Caribean sailing or racing after that. Must fly back to Finland latest 12th of january 2020. Update 21.11.2019 I FOUND A BOAT. In the New boat there is an alternator problem when charging the batteries. IT should be fixed by saturday morning. If not then I will be again without the boat. So I am not open to other possibilities. In case of new problem I will post a new update on saturday morning 23.11. I REALLY HOPE NOT! Update 20.11.2019. MY CAPATAIN CANCELLED THE PARTICIPATION TO ARC 2019. READY TO RACE NOW HERE IN LAS PALMAS. WILLING TO PAY up to 2000 euros and expences. LATEST SAILING EXPERIENCE LAST WEEK: DUBLE HANDED GIBRALTAR - Las Palmas 700 nm. About me: I am a young middle age sailor from Finland. I love sailing and sun rises at sea. I have sailed all my life. I am available from the 15th of November 2019 till 9th of January 2020. I am especially interested in to join ARC2019, also other blue water sailing. For more information Please contact me as soon as possible by reply with this OceanCrewLink or e-mail [email protected] ABOUT ME: I am married and have two kids; 1 and 6 years of age. I have studied in Helsinki university. I work for Helsinki district Court and I am also a dance teacher. I am reserve officer. I have done all kinds of sports. For example triathlon, orienteering, sking, free diving and hiking in wilderness. I am open minded and little bit playfull. I love to meet new people. MY SAILING HISTORY: My latest sailing in Finland was 1.11.2019 over night! We sailed a 51 ft Swan s/y Belmont from Helsinki to Hanko. About 80 miles, head wind 20-30 knots, bitch black and + 2 Celsius!! No snow rain ;) Something warmer next time.. I have sailed since 1969 over 20 years with my parents and sisters on keel boats from 28 to 42 ft on Baltic sea. We sailed all our holidays and weekends on summer time. We sailed and lived in a sailing boat about 5 - 6 weeks every year. I don’t get sea sick and have a good sea leg. I have done thousands of moorings on sails or with the help of engine. At the age of 5 my first boat was Optimist. At age of 15 I started racing Europe class dinghy. I raced 5 years in Europe class in Finland. Last 25 years I have co-owned and raced different kind of keel boats in Baltic. We started with my sailing buddies with H-boat (28 ft), after that we have owned or raced together J/80, H-35, Moody 35, X-99, Jeanneau SO 45DS, Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42, Finn Flyer 37, etc. We bought X-99 from Holland in 2008 and sailed it to Finland. We raced with it 7 years in Baltic. I have been a Captain or First mate in about 20 Offshore races in Baltic last 15 years. I have raced last 20 years over 250 starts on track, club races and coastal races. We have many wins and podiums – and not so good results ;) I am specialized in steering and main sail trim. Strategy, tactics and weather maps are my strong areas. I can handle any role in sail racing. I have dream to sail across Atlantic Ocean. I would love to sail all the way without the help of engine. Racing category would suit me very well. Staying in doldrums for many days once in a life would be ultimate experience. On the other hand, If I am not competing - I do not have a hurry when sailing. Easy going cruising with nice people is good. I just feel free and happy when sailing.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None, but not every day smashed potatoes.
Languages: English; finnish, svenska, kleine deutch..
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Antti’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 8000 / Coastal: 15000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Cooking at sea x
Using dinghies with outboard motors x
Heaving-to and other heavy weather tactics x

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Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
First Aid Red Cross Finland 1. level 2019

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2000 X-99 Espoo, Finland/Suursaari, Russia 1000 Captain 6 5xVolvoSuursaari Offshore Race
1995 Keelboats 25-42 ft Helsinki, Finland/Tallin, Estonia 2000 Captain 6 20x Helsinki-Tallin Offshore Race
1969 Keel boat 28 -42 ft Helsinki, Finland/Stockholm, Sweden and back 12000 Crew 3 20xFamilyHoliday
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