Gerd Meier, male, 60

Ref 67762

Nationality: Germany
Currently based in: Trier, Germany
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 800 ocean miles / 430 coastal miles
After retirement from my work as a mechanical engineer I started sailing 2022 in Croatia. Since then, I did turns around the Canarian islands and was part of a boat delivery to the ARC2023 (including night watches). So far, my biggest interest had been in cycling, swimming and freediving. I like to cook and due to my profession have a lot of technical knowledge. Any other kind of is of course no problem and I am always keen to learn new things on a sailing boat. I just got my RYA Day Skipper certificate and will go on a boat delivery from Les Sables D'Olonne to Portocolum/Mallorca in March followed by a week of Skipper training on Teneriffe in April.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; German;
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Gerd’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 800 / Coastal: 430
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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 cruising skills

Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Elan 42 Boigrad/Biograd 150 Crew 7
January 0 Lagoon 42 Les Sables D/Portocolom Mallorca 1500 Watch-leader 4
January 0 Beneteau First 40.7 Gibraltar/Las Palmas Gran Canaria 800 Crew 4
January 0 Bavaria 44 Malta/Malta 80 Student 4
January 0 Beneteau 52 Marina San Miguel Teneriffe/Marina San Miguel Teneriffe 200 Crew 8
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