Michael Looser, male, 24

Ref 48810

Nationality: Switzerland
Currently based in: Zurich, Switzerland
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
I am a 23-year-old student from Zurich, Switzerland studying environmental engineering at ETH Zurich. I am open, funny, highly motivated, always in a good mood, and have an affinity for good food and cooking. I spend every free minute with sailing or boat work. For a few years now I am responsible for the club sport boats in my local sailing club. Since 2016, I have regularly participated in Inshore and Offshore regattas in the Mediterranean. The highlight was the Rolex Middle Sea Race in 2019. I am used to being on a boat for longer times both from boat deliveries and regattas. Next to offshore sailing I race in the swiss national sailing league for the Zurich yacht club (Super League) and am active in the J70 and Melges24 class. Furthermore, I am a junior sailing coach. I do not have a fixed position on big boats. Mostly I trim the headsail/gennaker/spinnaker or the mainsail, but I have plenty of experience on the bow or at the helm too. Sailing through the night is nothing new for me. In March I achieved my offshore sailing certificate. The inland waters certificate for sailing I took in the year 2012, for motorboats in 2016.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; German;
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Michael’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1000 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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Sailing Skills Experienced
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Competent
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Basic
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None
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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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Swiss Sailing Offshore Certificate CCS 2022

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Marten49 Malta/Malta 1000 Crew 10 Rally
2018 Marten49 Palamos/Palamos 700 Watch-leader 8 Rally
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