Janne Malmström, male, 69

Ref 71034

Nationality: Sweden
Currently based in: GUSTAVSBERG, Sweden
Looking for: West Africa & South Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 50000 ocean miles / 20000 coastal miles
Atlantic crossing December 2024............... I am 69-year-old man from Sweden that are looking for the possibility to cross the Atlantic again, it will be the ninth crossing for me. My whole life I have worked with team and teambuilding, and I have been told that I have a very easy way and fits in different teams without any problems. The crossing can be as skippermate or as crewmember there is no special demands. I really enjoiy learning from others and at the same time ad my experiences to find the best solution or the best way to do things. As a former sport teacher that has been one of my most favorit things to do in life. I have in the last 45 years worked in the yachting industry as skipper and responsible for yacht projects. Most of the time I have owned my own yachts and run different kinds of business onboard: In 1985, Scuba diving school onboard my own yacht in the Red Sea, 45 foot aluminum yacht 1988 to 1994 Transatlantic sailing school from Sweden to Caribbean every year, onboard my own Swan 65 2000 still doing it, high class charter in the Baltic and up to northern part of Norway, onboard my own Swan 651 During these years the trips includes Iceland, around the Caribbean, Atlantic, Mediterranean and much more. I have built three yachts from scratch and renovating others continuously; I do all the maintenance myself off course with more hands now and then. Now I am working as a volunteer in the Swedish Rescue Organization as boat driver and crew. I am also going on missions with Doctors Without Borders regularly driving big Rib in the Mediterranean rescuing refugees in distress. My best sailing experience is when I have a group of people onboard and to see them grow onboard, to see them find their position and how they’re learning curve is steep. It can be on a nice running wind on the Atlantic, a rough sailing in the northern Atlantic or in the Archipelago outside Stockholm nevertheless it’s a fantastic feeling!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; Swedish, Norvegian, Danish
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Janne’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 50000 / Coastal: 20000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Basic medical care Doctors Without Borders SAR ship in the Mediterranien 2023
SAR and Sea rescue, basic medical level Swedish Maritime Rescue Organisation SSRS Boat driver, crew member 2021

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2000 Swan 651 Stockholm Sweden/Baltic Sea up to Nothern Norway 30000 Captain 4
1994 Swan 65 Gothenburg Sweden/ Rejkavik Iceland 4000 Captain 12
1993 Swan 65 St Lucia /Stockholm Sweden 3500 Captain 11
1992 Swan 65 Stockholm Sweden/St Lucia 3500 Captain 11
1991 Swan 65 Stockholm Sweden/St Lucia 3500 Captain 11
1990 Swan 65 St Lucia /Stockholm Sweden 3500 Captain 11
1989 Swan 65 St Lucia/Stockholm Sweden 3500 Captain 11
1988 Swan 65 Stockholm Sweden/St Lucia 3500 Captain 11
1988 Swan 65 St Marteen/Stockholm Sweden 3500 Captain 11
1985 Oyster 40 Canary island/Barbados 2700 Watch-leader 4 ARC
1985 45 foot aluminium yacht Stockholm Sw2eden/Sudan Red Sea 5000 Captain 8
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