benoit keppenne, male, 51

Ref 34759

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Ottawa, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 600 ocean miles / 500 coastal miles
Hello, my name is Benoit and my first sailing experience dates back from when I was a kid, as we spent all the summers as a family on my dad's sailboat (Westerly Centaur 26') in the inland waters of the Netherlands. Then there was a gap of nearly 20 years during which I haven't set foot on a sailboat. In 2019 I finally decided to get back into sailing seriously, and passed my IYT bareboat skipper license on lake Ontario, and also passed my RYA day skipper exam. I have been chartering sailboats in the Med during summer vacations these last few years. My goal is to go sailing full times in a few years; and until then I charter sailboats for holidays with my family. I am looking for opportunities to sail and to learn, and to meet new like-minded people and have fun while doing it! I would say that I am an easy-going guy, resourceful and adaptable. I am in excellent physical shape and also a quick learner. I look forward to bringing value as a crew member on your next adventure!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: My only food allergy is to shellfish. While on a boat I can eat fish and otherwise follow a less strict vegetarian diet.
Languages: English; French; Spanish; Dutch
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benoit’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 600 / Coastal: 500
Nights at sea: 1-10
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
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
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
Bareboat Skipper IYT 2019
international certificate of competency IYT 2019

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Etap 46 DS St Marteen/Turks & Caicos 600 Crew 3
2020 Sun Odyssey 349 Crotia bareboat charter 2 weeks/Croatia 200 Captain 3
2019 CS 30 5 days lake Ontario (bareboat skipper training)/ 120 Crew 4
2019 C&C 30 day sailing - lake Ontario/ 30 Captain 4
2008 Oceanis 36 7 days inland waters Netherlands/ 140 Captain 5
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