Bart Vandemoortele, male, 53

Ref 47970

Nationality: Belgium
Currently based in: Lovendegem, Belgium
Looking for: Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 900 coastal miles
Hello Captain ! If you are looking for a dedicated and responsible crew member eager to learn, plse read my post. I'm looking to find a ship to cross the Atlantic east to west with in 2021. I have limited sailing experience. I own a Bavaria 34 since 2018. My wife and I have been coastal cruising the North of France & The Netherlands since. The UK will follow if Covid allows it. We bought this boat to learn first hand what it means to sail and cruise. My goal is to acquire as much knowledge and experience in seamanship in the next 5 years to better be prepared to start our own sail journey around the world. The next step in the learning curve is an ocean crossing. As a person I'm easy to adapt to situations, ready to learn a lot and help anywhere I can. I am a father of 7 children (blended family) and a business owner in real estate. My life purpose I would like to share is to witness the everyday sunset and be thankfull and aware of the powerfull beauty in every moment. Thank you for reading my lines. Interested, send me a email asap.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Allergic to mustard and wasabi. Not keen on pickles.
Languages: English; French; Dutch
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Bart’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 900
Nights at sea: 0
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Bavaria 34 Blankenberge/Dieppe 250 Captain 2 Pleasure
2020 Bavaria Blankenberge/Dieppe 250 Captain 2 Pleasure
2019 Bavaria 34 Blankenberge/Enkhuizen/Urk 280 Captain 2 Pleasure
2018 Bavaria 34 Blankenberge/Bruinisse 150 Captain 2 Pleasure
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