Marcel Dauphin, male, 53

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Nationality: New Zealand
Currently based in: Palma, Spain
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 223 coastal miles
ABOUT MARCEL Being a New Zealander, I have grown up on the water and have owned small power boats all my adult life. I am relatively new to sailing and am keen to learn from an experienced captain or owner. I hold a Day Skipper (RYA recognised) certificate and have completed both AEC1 and STCW certificates and have a current ENG1. I am currently located in Palma de Mallorca. I am keen to get blue water miles under my belt as my wife and I have a 5 year plan to buy a boat in the Med or Caribbean and cruise across the Pacific to New Zealand. I am a builder by trade that owned and operated a building company for more than 20 years, and am extremely practical and have a very high standard of workmanship and attention to detail. I love water sports and am a qualified PADI Rescue Diver having dived over 1,000 dives. I also love to cook. To a crew position I bring maturity, responsibility, energy, a positive attitude, and a level head. I am self-reliant and good at trouble shooting and thinking on my feet under pressure. My wife, Jen Gibson, crewed on sailing yachts for many years, and I have a number of current and former captains and crew in my friend-group in New Zealand. I am confident that my easy-going, fun-loving, and hard-working attitude will allow me to quickly fit into a new team. HOBBIES AND INTERESTS: Diving, cycling, sailing, running, travelling, wine and food, snow skiing DOB: 6 March 1970 Nationality: New Zealand Current New Zealand Passport Visa: Schengen Clean Drivers License No Tattoos / Non-Smoker Fully Vaccinated Location: Palma de Mallorca QUALIFICATIONS - AEC1 - ENG1 - STCW - New Zealand Coastguard Day Skipper (RYA equivalent) - PADI Rescue Diver - First Responder First Aid Certificate - National Certificate in Carpentry - Advanced National Certificate in Carpentry YACHTING EXPERIENCE S/Y Acaia | 30m | Southern Wind Daywork | Apr 2023 - current | Palma •Completed carpentry work, sanding, and varnishing S/Y Mayhem | TP52 Rum Racing Crew | Jul 2020 - Apr 2021 | Auckland, New Zealand S/Y Coeur de Lion | Swan 65 Watchkeeper | May 2020 | New Zealand •Completed overnight coastal delivery from Auckland to Whangarei, New Zealand •85 nautical miles SKILL SETS Carpentry Electrical Troubleshooting Plumbing/Water Systems Restoration Work Appliance Repair/Maintenance Teak Re-Grooving Caulking Varnishing Polishing/Waxing Paint Chip Repair Fiberglass Repair Oil/Filter Changes PVC Piping Fishing Tackle Set Up/Cleaning Dive Programs Cooking/Food Prep Team Development Safety Training/Drills Strong Communications Reliable Highly Organized Detail Oriented REFERENCES Matt Lovett S/Y Sassafrass | Captain [email protected] +64 2117 83758 Mike Hudson S/Y Silvertip | Ex-Captain [email protected] +64 21526250 Keith Jacob S/Y Chimera | Ex-Captain [email protected] +64 211643621 PERSONAL & SPORTING ACHIEVEMENTS •Nov 2023 | Lochmara off road Half Marathon 1st in age group •Nov 2023| Round Taupo Cycle challenge (160kms) •2019 | Rode 5 hill stages of the Tour de France •2018 | Round Taupo Cycle challenge (160kms) •2016 | Round Taupo Cycle challenge (160kms) •2015 | The Goat off-road half-Marathon •2014–2015 | Elected to sit on the Steering (Governance) committee Mount Albert Grammar Rowing Club •2010-2013 | Foundation President Mt Albert Grammar Rowing Club (not active for 27 years) Built a club from 0 rowers to 43 rowers, including becoming Charitable Status and an Inc society with plant worth in excess of $250,000
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Marcel’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 223
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Crew
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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

Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
STCW Bluewater Crew 2023
AEC1 Palma Sea School 2023
Day Skipper New Zealand Coastguard (RYA recognised) 2020
PADI Rescue Diver 0
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