Raul Soisalo, male, 51

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Nationality: Finland
Currently based in: Helsinki, Finland
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Please see video: https://vimeo.com/psykfi/bali and https://vimeo.com/645403837/fb6dbc293f EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS Years sailing experience 25 Approximate mileage 10K RYA Certificates of Competence RYA Yachtmaster Offshore, Commercially endorsed, Finnish equivalent to Yachtmaster instructor (RYA) Other RYA qualifications RYA Sea Survival, RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety, RYA SRC/VHF Radio, RYA First Aid, RYA Radar, RYA Diesel Maintenance, RYA Powerboat Level 1, RYA Powerboat Level 2 MCA/STCW qualifications STCW Proficiency in Medical First Aid On Board Ship, STCW Proficiency in Medical Care On Board Ship, STCW Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, STCW Personal Safety and Social Responsibility, STCW Personal Survival Techniques Other qualifications 1. a) a commercial licence II mate STCW (expired at the moment) + b) a valid master´s licence with restriction to <500 BT and EU waters only (included in STCW licence) 2. commercial licence as SHIP MEDIC (my civil profession is clinical psychotherapist, and educational psychologist, but I do ok with somatic medical issues also) 3. Yachmaster Ocean licence, well experienced, (also finnish yachtmaster ocean instructor) 4. fully qualified gourmet chef and sommelier SAILING PREFERENCES Sailing frequency Weekdays/Midweek, Weekends, Holidays Sailing interests Short notice board, Cruising, Professional Location preference Northern Europe, Europe, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Atlantic crossing, Pasific, Asia, etc. PERSONAL STATEMENT Many appreciate to have on board: A Professional skipper with good social skills and calm nerves. Someone with medical training. An excellent hardworking chef and steward. Someone fluent in various languages and cultures. Sometimes even a psychologist or a couples and family therapist. A qualified school teacher. WELL... NOW YOU CAN HAVE ALL OF THESE COMBINED IN ONE PERSON Also... I happen to have a private pilot's licence (airplane) PPL/A BEST SAILING EXPERIENCE My day job has been since 2010 working as the director of the Institute if Psychology in Finland, so I can get 2-6 weeks off when ever and also 8-12 weeks is possible, in advance. I am willing to do both voluntary and paid gigs, if paid, you get value for money: all in one: including everything you might possibly need: -Skipper -Chef/steward -Medic -Guide. If voluntary, I am very flexible and well able to contribute as needed. FAVOURITE THINGS TO TAKE SAILING I always take my own kitchen knives and my briefcase of condiments and seasoning supplies. Ok, I also always carry my own navigational gears.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; Spanish; finnish, swedish, sign language (finnish)
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Raul’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 50+
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Using radarx
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