Kris Mertens, male, 51

Ref 48411

Nationality: Belgium
Currently based in: Heist op den Berg, Belgium
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 400 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; French; German; Dutch
Social Links:

Kris’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 400 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 1-10
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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
SRC CERTIFICATE Kingdom of Belgium 2018
ICC federal public service mobility and transport 2012
limited certificate of radiotelephonist of ship stations Belgian Institute for Postal Services and Telecommunications 2007
Boat steering license Belgium federal public service mobility and transport 2007
Yachtman federal public service mobility and transport 1998

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Dufour 53 Greece Cycladen/ 350 Captain 9
2019 Dufour 46 France around Corsica/ 450 Captain 8
2017 Oceanis 48 Greece Saronic Gulf/ 450 Captain 4
2015 Oceanis 38 Italie North Sardinia/ 400 Captain 4
2014 Sun Odyssey 42 Italie Elba/ 350 Captain 8
2013 X 445 France La Rochelle /Brest 400 Captain 4
2012 Hanse 44 Kroatia / 350 Captain 8
2011 Dufour 455 Turkey Marmaris/ 350 Captain 8
2010 Oceanis 43 Greece Corfu/ 350 Captain 8
2009 Elan 43 Croatia/ 300 Captain 8
2008 Cyclades 43 Croatia/ 300 Captain 0
2005 X 442 Nieuwpoort/London 600 Crew 3
1999 X 412 Nieuwpoort/Cowes 650 Captain 7
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