dirk alewijnse, male, 63

Ref 46648

Nationality: Netherlands
Currently based in: NIJMEGEN NL, Netherlands
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; South Pacific Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 25000 coastal miles
I have been sailing all my life in the Northern part of Europe, including the Baltic with my wife and our children. Have owned a 'Dutch leeboard lemsteraak of 45' and later a Dykstra Aluminium performance cutter of 62' which was sold end of last year. Took part in the Leeboard regatta circuit. 62' Dykstra with square main top, runners and 3 head sails so familiar with complex sail handling. Both yachts build under my own management. Looking now to purchase an used Xc 50' or Swan 46' but in the mean time available to crew or skipper. Sold my company and presently working as a consultant. Agenda flexible apart from mid July. Tecnical background.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; German;
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dirk’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 25000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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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Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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