Ruuben van den Heuvel, male, 57

Ref 51363

Nationality: Netherlands
Currently based in: Noosa, Australia
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Energetic and social, lover of adventure and oceans. Honest, dedicated, dependable and committed. Have recently left Google after 10 years of working at YouTube. Primarily helping the music industry find fame and fortune on the platform. Have enjoyed a lifetime of travel (~72 countries). Currently on gardening leave and focused on escaping corporate life for a while. Have owned boats, but not sailing boats. Wanting to learn about blue ocean sailing with ultimate aim to buy a Beneteau or Lagoon and sail the world with my wife (after the kids finish school). Dutch passport and available immediately.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; Dutch, some German and Bahasa Indonesian
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Ruuben’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: New to sailing
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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
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