Saskia Kiessling, female, 51

Ref 87444

Nationality: Germany
Currently based in: Potsdam/Berlin, Germany
Looking for: West Africa & South Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 1500 coastal miles
Hi or Moin, my name is Saskia, I am 51 years old and even though a grew up near the Baltic Sea, I only started sailing at the Wannsee in Berlin about 10 years ago. Together with my family we did some sailing-holidays over the years (with skipper) mainly in the Mediterranean Sea and Azores. My daughters are grown up now and during the last 3 years I did a few more sailing-trips enjoying it more and more (Helgoland, around Denmark, Menorca-Corsica/Sardinia, Malaga-Madeira-Lanzarote). I did 2 German sailing licences: Sbf See and SKS. I can do night-watches, stearing (not in the habour yet) and assisting in the maneuvers. I am keen to learn each day something new.... My daughters have spend 6 month on a school-ship, crossing the Atlantic both ways - they are my inspiration for an Atlantic-crossing: starting with the southern route;)
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; German;
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Saskia’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 1500
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Varianta 36 Hamburg/Helgoland 200 Crew 6
2023 Bavaria 50 Pula Istrien/Pula Istrien 170 Crew 9
2023 Etap 32 Kiel/Marstal 150 Crew 2
2022 Jeanneau Sun Odyssey Malaga /Lanzarote 1050 Crew 7
2022 Jeanneau Sun odyssey 49 Alcudia/Olbia 460 Crew 7
2022 Varianta 36 Hamburg/Helgoland 200 Crew 8
2021 Bavaria 52 Warnemünde/Anholt 461 Crew 6
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