Gabriel Dobrev, male, 45

Ref 31095

Nationality: Bulgaria
Currently based in: Sofia, Bulgaria
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 400 coastal miles
I've sailed a few times for a week with friends and have a skipper certificate. In 2018 I joined ARC on board of Incisor. There I helmed for many hours, day and night, through squalls and calm weather, with various spinnakers and jibs. It was a great opportunity and I learned a lot from the trip. I'm an experienced sports climber and good wind-surfer. Other hobbies include surfing, scuba diving, ice skating and skiing. In the last 18 years I've led a team of 50 people in my own company. As a small business owner I'm used to working in a team, accepting responsibility and dealing with stress. My sports hobbies have given me strength and endurance and I know the value of persistence. I'm easy going and enjoy a good laugh, a good meal and a good sunset.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; Bulgarian
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Gabriel’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3000 / Coastal: 400
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Competent
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Basic
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None
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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 relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Coastal Skipper RYA 2019
Skipper of seagoing vessel up to 40 GT BMA (Bulgaria) 2013

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Comet 41 Kavala, Greece /Kavala 120 Crew 6
2019 Elan 40 Kavala, Greece /Kavala 60 Captain 4
2018 Corby 45 Las Palmas, Grand Canaria/St Lucia 3000 Crew 11 ARC 2018
2015 36ft Bavaria Ormos Panagias, Greece/Ormos Panagias, Greece 120 Crew 6
2012 42ft Bavaria Skiatos, Greece/Volos, Greece 100 Crew 6
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