Kees Blom, male, 66

Ref 14569

Nationality: Netherlands
Currently based in: Alphen aan den Rijn, Netherlands
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 600 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
Dutch male, retired as professional aviation meteorologist. Normally sailing with my wife aboard our own Benteau Oceanis Clipper 42CC. Experience along Dutch Coast, German Bight and Canary Islands (Beneteau Oceanis 43). Atlantic between Lanzarote and S-Portugal. Several Channel and NorthSea crossings.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French; German; Dutch
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Kees’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 600 / Coastal: 2500
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
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 VHF radiox
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
MARCOM B Netherlands Telecom Authority 2017
ICC Netherlands Ministry for Infrastructure and Transport 2012

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Monohull Beneteau 42CC Hellevoetluis (Netherlands)/Ouistreham (France) and back 500 Captain 4
2018 Monohull Beneteau 42CC Hellevoetsluis (Netherlands)/Lowestoft and back 240 Captain 5
2018 Monohull Beneteau 42CC Hellevoetsluis (Netherlands)/Ipswich (UK) and back 260 Captain 4 none
2017 Monohull Beneteau 43 Lanzarote Canary Isl./Portimao (S-Portugal) 600 Watch-leader 5 none
2014 Monohull Wauquiez Centurion 41 Harlingen (Netherlands)/Helgoland 200 Crew 5 none
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