Arjen Kool, male, 32

Ref 44029

Nationality: Netherlands
Currently based in: Utrecht, Netherlands
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; South America; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 210 coastal miles
Hi skipper! Looking for an extra pair of hands for your upcoming Atlantic passage? Consider me as part of your crew! I'm currently in Las Palmas and available immediately. I hope to gain more experience and have a good time with the team. I'm positive, learn quickly & work hard. What I bring to the table: I'm not very experienced at sailing yet, but did recently complete 2-weeks of sailing training in Portugal (Day Skipper + Competent Crew). I can work under pressure, which I've experienced a few years back when I was on a three-master during an MOB situation in bad weather. I have a positive outlook on things, am generally easy to connect with others and realize that an Atlantic crossing is also going to be hard work. Furthermore, I am a reasonable cook (also on the water), physically & mentally fit, and I am a good swimmer (recently completed a triathlon). What I look for: I want to experience what it is like to cross an ocean by boat, learn how to sail a boat under a variety of circumstances, and generally look to have a good time with those on board. I would like to go to the Caribbean, but have no particular destination country/island in mind. If you want to connect to see if I can help you with your needs on board, please reach out! Looking forward to meeting you & your team, Arjen
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; German; Dutch
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Arjen’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 210
Nights at sea: 0
I have experience as: New to sailing
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Sailing Skills Experienced
I have done this many times and am confident to help others less experienced. I am happy doing this day
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
I have not done this before
Steer a compass course x
Keep lookout/watch-keeping x
Trimming sails – mainsail and foresail/jib x
Reefing x
Working the foredeck – setting sails including spinnakers and cruising chutes x
Navigating with GPS and paper charts at sea x
Anchoring and handling anchors x
Cooking at sea x
Using dinghies with outboard motors x
Heaving-to and other heavy weather tactics x

Other nautical or cruising skills

Using VHF radiox

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Day Skipper RYA 2020
Competent Crew RYA 2020

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
January 0 IMX-44 X-yacht Lagos, Portugal/Lagos, Portugal 210 Student 4 no
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