Mats Gustafsson, male, 55

Ref 69308

Nationality: Sweden
Currently based in: Zurich, Switzerland
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
I am an experienced sailor, having sailed all my life, from dinghy racing as a teen, to chartering in the Mediterranean with family and friends. I have a skipper's license from Sweden where I also qualified for Skipper B (military/commercial) including radar and night navigation during my time in the Swedish naval forces. As my kids are now older I am looking to fulfill an old bucket-list item of crossing the Atlantic in an ARC race, or other passage of several weeks. Available for opportunities starting mid December 2023. Have sailed both mono and cats. I am also a scuba diver with some 100+hours of diving in both tropical, as well as cold and dark conditions (Scandinavia). As a person I am friendly and outgoing, and I speak fluent English, German and Swedish.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; German; Swedish
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Mats’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 2500
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
Using radarx
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