Björn Westerholm, male, 59

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Nationality: Sweden
Currently based in: Burgsvik, Sweden
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 11000 ocean miles / 11000 coastal miles
Sailor. Have been sailing my entire life. Have been a boat owner for +30 years, J-boats, last 25 years a First 435. Have been sailing/sailracing in Australia, Mediterranean (Italy, Croatia, Spain, Turkey, Greece), in UK and in the Nordics and Baltic Sea. Etc. etc.+15 participation in Gotland Runt*. Have many of the formal certificates regards to Ocean Navigation etc. The last 15 years only vacation sailing with family and friends. My wife and I have four grown up kids, I’m born 1964. Been owners/manager for several financial and deeptech businesses, think you find my carrier summary best at Linkedin. Bought two hotels/restaurants in south of Sweden during 2020 that open only for the summer months. Have retired from all other businesses etc.Plan to sail during the winters somewhere on the globe, because that’s what you do when you have a lot of time. I’m structured, technical and have many many hours of repairing fixing boats 😊, navigation etc. very relaxed and fun. Like to drink a bear or two when there is time and reason. Any questions please do not hesitate to call,
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Björn’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 11000 / Coastal: 11000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
WHF certificate Stockholmradio 1998
Kustskepparintyg \"coustal navigational certificate, ship 12x4M\" Svensk Båtutbildning 0
Ocean skepparintyg \"Ocean navigational certificate, ship 12x4M\" 0
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