Jonas Eklund, male, 57

Ref 43495

Nationality: Sweden
Currently based in: Gothenburg, Sweden
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 250 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
I come from a sailing and racing family and have sailed since I was a toddler. First on the family wooden classic boats, then dinghy racing for 20 years, ending with racing smaller keel boats 20-24 ft. As a teenager, I worked on a small boat yard in the summers. During my exchange student year in USA I worked as an instructor on a Pearson 36. When I married and had children, I started a sailing school for kids that I ran for 11 years. Now when my kids are grown up, I decided to take an early retirement ad go sailing as much as I can. Before buying my own boat, I want to gain as much experience as I can, sailing and helping out with repairs and maintenance on all kinds of boats.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; Swedish
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Jonas’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 250 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
70 small keel boats around 24ft Swedish west coast/Norway 10 Crew 2 all sorts of races
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