Merel Zyderlaan, female, 42

Ref 40351

Nationality: Ireland
Currently based in: Tortola , Virgin Islands, British
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
I have an easy going personality. I am hard working, good natured with a good sense of humor and easy to get along with. I love cooking, sailing, hiking, travelling, meeting new people and making new life long friends. I am very out doorsy. I love reading, good movies and sitting in cafes watching the world go by. My passion for winter months is to escape the grey, depressing winters in Ireland an sail, to be out on the wide oceans and travelling to amazing islands. I run a family business during summer months so my travel times are November to May. I'm a good cook and I'm tidy, I'm mature and good at planning and organising. I have been sailing many years with my father on the west coast of ireland. Last year 2019 I sailed a transatlantic as part of a crew for 4 months. Canaries, Cape Verde, Senegal and a crossing to the Caribbean. This year 2020 I helped move a boat from Martinique to st. Maarten, sailing for 3 weeks and worked as stewardess/deckhand, 3 weeks for a private charter. I am very serious about learning as much as I can because someday I would like to own my own boat. References are available on request. Looking forward to hearing from you.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; Dutch, small bit of German and Spanish
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Merel’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 11-49
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

Repairing or making sailsx
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