Karissa Lewes, female, 56

Ref 26893

Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
Currently based in: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 2000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
Sailed from Palma, Majorca to Port de Sóller, return with one night sail for Day Skipper Licence, 5 days at sea, anchoring in different sheltered harbours. Coastal Skipper from Hamble School of Yachting ... Sailed in the Solent, around Isle of Wight, West Country England, Channel Is. Currently a Powerboat Level 2 Instructor RYA certified, conduct courses in The Club, Abu Dhabi. First Aid Certified RYA, Apps.. Windy, Navionics. Volunteered twice for Volvo Ocean Race in Abu Dhabi, driving Powerboat for Media. I don't get seasick, so when the weather is rough I'm usually the one in the galley cooking. I learned to sail when I was 10yrs, in Trinidad & Tobago, sailed and crewed for yachts going to Tobago, Barbados and the Grenadines many times. Crewed in yachts for races around Antigua and within the gulf of Paria in Trinidad. Tobago Race Week, Barbados Race Week, Antigua Race Week. I'm also an Artist (Oils) and Photographer.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: Pineapple.
Languages: English;
Social Links:

http://www.facebook.com/karissa.lewes.1

http://www.karissalewes.com

http://www.karissalewes.com/blog


Karissa’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2000 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Cooking at sea x
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