Stefan Ley, male, 58

Ref 48925

Nationality: Germany
Currently based in: Berlin, Germany
Looking for: Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 700 ocean miles / 7300 coastal miles
I am a very experienced hobby sailor who plans to cross the Atlantic in Nov/Dec 2022. Based in Berlin I am working as a consultant. My plan was to join a boat owner on the way from Las Palmas to the Caribbean See in Nov/Dec 2022, than stay there and work as a skipper over about 5 months and finally bring his boat back to Mallorca with my own crew of friends starting in May 2023. Last week the boat owner had to inform me that he - due to private reasons - had to cancel the Atlantic crossing. Therefore I am looking for another option to first cross the Atlantic towards the Caribbean and ideally get the boat back in late spring 2023. If required I am also happy to take care on the boat during these 5 months.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; German;
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Stefan’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 700 / Coastal: 7300
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
SHS (German equivalent to Yachtmaster Ocean) Deutscher Segelverband Highest Level 2021

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Dehler 38 SQ Rostock - Oslo/Göteborg 570 Captain 4
2020 Pogo 12.5 Rostock/Rostock 445 Captain 5
2019 Bavaria 45 Lemmer - Sylt/Lemmer 450 Captain 6
2018 Pogo 36 Rostock/Rostock 430 Captain 5
2017 Dufour 412 GL Monohull Lisboa/Arecife - Lanzarote 700 Captain 7
2015 Bavaria 36 Sint Anna - Oostershelde - London/Sint Anna - Oosterschelde 420 Captain 5
2014 Bavaria 40 Estepona (Costa del Sol)/Palma - Mallorca 500 Captain 6
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