Nícola Barker Ripoll, female, 23

Ref 48849

Nationality: Spain
Currently based in: Barcelona, Italy
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 300 coastal miles
Hi! I am a passionate sailor from Barcelona. I've been sailing dinghies since I was 8, and competed in Laser races during my teenage years. Since I was 16 I have been working as a sailing and windsurfing instructor and coached a windsurfing regata team during a couple of years. I have also competed in several cruise ship regatas, between Barcelona and the Balearic Islands and along the Catalan coast. In these regatas my position was mainly mainsail, but I have also had some experience as skipper, foredeck and piano. Apart from my love for sailing and the ocean, I love traveling and discovering new cultures, music and a good conversation. I'm an easy-going, openminded and curious person. I'm a fast learner and very honest about what I know and what I don't know how to do on a boat. I'm currently studing medicine (5th year) in Bologna, Italy. As from July 2022 I plan to take a gap year in my studies (before returning for my final year of medicine at the University of Barcelona) and travel the world, if possible sailing! At the moment my objective is to participate in the ARC rally although I am also open to other options and proposals. If you are looking for adventurous and hardworking crew please contact me!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Celilac (intolerant to gluten), but no problem using the same kitchen and cooking items used to cook food containing gluten! And I love to cook!
Languages: English; Spanish; Italian;
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Nícola’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 300
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 relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Dinghy Sailing & Windsurfing Instructor 2016

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Barcelona/Menorca 133 Crew 0
2019 Hanse 470 E Barcelona/Ibiza 140 Crew 9 Ruta de la Sal
2017 Barcelona/Soller (Mallorca) 100 Crew 5
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