Paul Lemmens, male, 44

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Nationality: New Zealand
Currently based in: Auckland , New Zealand
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Hi, I'm a New Zealander with a passion for yachting and now living the dream sailing with my family back from Europe to New Zealand on our 2015 Hanse 455 we named Veni Vidi Vixi (I came, I saw, I lived). I've sailed my whole life - growing up sailing with my parents, personally owned several yachts and very active racing in what ever country we've lived in. My best racing years were definitely being part of the crew of Akatea, a Cookson 50 we raced in Auckland, New Zealand. We won loads of races/series in a very competitive fleet (including TP52s). I've been crew on dozens of overnight long distance races. Now, I am behind the wheel of my own yacht and its been a really great experience getting VVV all set up for this voyage home including watermaker, radar, safety equipment, lots of different sails (130% genoa, code 0, furling gennaker, mainsail, all new 2020). VVV has proven to be a fast and comfortable cruiser - easily sailed short-handed with all lines to cockpit and reliable BnG equipment. My family (my wife, twins aged 7yrs and daughter aged 8yrs) have all thoroughly enjoyed cruising VVV since early 2020 and are now super keen to cross their first Ocean!!!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
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Languages: English;
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Paul’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3000 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Advanced sea survival, Offshore medical, ICC Miscellaneous 2019

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Hanse 455 Croatia/Gibraltar 1500 Captain 5
2012 Davidson 55 Fiji/Auckland 1300 Crew 6
2012 Davidson 55 Auckland /Fiji 1300 Crew 12
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