Berit Brinkmann, female, 30

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Nationality: Germany
Currently based in: , Germany
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; South America;
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 20 coastal miles
Ahoy, sailors around the world! We're a fun-loving couple – Roger (30) and Berit (29). We've ditched our jobs in Germany and are looking forward to be joining a former sailing instructor on his way to crossing the Atlantic east to west, late 2023. By summer 2024 we would like to return to Europe and – to make this happen – we're now looking for an opportunity to return by sailboat (Atlantic crossing west -> east.) πŸŒŠβ›΅ Here's some information about us: Roger is no stranger to boats, having spent 5 months on Sea Shepherd's MV White Holly in the Pacific as an engineer. He's also sailed smaller catamarans on lakes, mastering the basics of sailing. Berit is a medical biologist, but her heart yearns for outdoor escapades amidst nature rather than lab coats. She's a master of English, Spanish, and a bit of French! Together, we've sailed on lakes and conquered snowy mountains, but now we're itching for the thrill of the open ocean and the allure of South America. We're super easygoing and can get along with anyone. Plus, we absolutely LOVE cooking (and baking)! We're more than happy to help out and learn whatever is needed during our time on your boat. If you're planning to cross the Atlantic back to Europe around May 2024 and seeking fantastic company for an unforgettable adventure together, drop us a line! 🌊🌴 We would love to get in touch with you! Cheers, Berit and Roger PS: We are also still looking for a boat from the Caribbean to the mainland (for instance Colombia) in December 2023 and back again in May 2024. If you're planning to go either way and you have space for two openminded people to join you, we would be happy to get in touch! Thank you! πŸ™
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: preferably vegetarian/vegan
Languages: English; French; German; Spanish;
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Berit’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3000 / Coastal: 20
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
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