Stefan Ley, male, 58

Ref 48925

Nationality: Germany
Currently based in: Berlin, Germany
Looking for: Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 4500 ocean miles / 7300 coastal miles
Looking for a delivery of your sailing vessel back from the Caribbean Sea to Europe in spring 2023 without charging delivery fees? Need a reliable person to look after your boat in the Caribbean Sea while you are not on board at very little cost between December 2022 and April 2023? If so please pllease check out my profile for more information and get in touch with me for more details. P.S.: I will be in person available in Las Palmas prior to the start of the ARC+ / ARC Since many years I am sailing across the different European sailing areas as well as on the Atlantic. This sums up to about 15.000 nautical miles as skipper or co-skipper. My expertise is also based on a comprehensive theoretical education. This includes all German licences up to the SHS (German equivalent of the Yachtmaster Ocean), a number of seminars about all aspects of Ocean sailing, security and ship maintenance, and a medical first aid exam with focus on first aid at sea. I was furthermore enjoying sailing lessons from four very competent sailing teachers, one of them a professional who won several prestigous races. I furthermore attended a two day blue water sailing training as preparation for the Atlantic crossing and a 6 hour training about engine maintenance. I did also thoroughly study storm tactics among other throught the books from Lin & Larry Pardey and Heide and Erich Wilts. My experience includes sailing on many different types of sailing vessels from 17 – 54 feet. This includes sailing vessels from Bavaria, Jeanneau, Dufour, Varianta, Dehler, Pogo, Hanse, Leisure, Bandholm and Bowman as well as catamarans from Nautitech and Lagoon. The areas I mastered as skipper are the Atlantic (including the upcoming crossing from the Canaries to the Caribbean Sea), North Sea, Baltic Sea, Meditarrenean Sea and The Channel. For my first Atlantic trip – the delivery of a brandnew Dufour 412 Grand Large from Lisboa to Lanzarote I was awarded with a silver medal in the category bluewater sailing from the Kreuzerabteilung. On top of that I am holding a yearly 4 day manoeuver training for friends. Last but not least I am owning a small sailing vessel (Leisure 17) which I use to sail on the Berlin lakes and waterways. Finally I have a professional sailor liability insurance from HAMBURGER YACHTVERSICHERUNG SCHOMACKER. My offer to you: We - a goup of very competent, experienced and enthusiastic sailors – offer the a safe and material-friendly not commercially oriented delivery of a sailing vessel from the Caribbean Sea to Europe. Not commercially means that you as the boat owner will have to cover only ship and voyage related cost (gas, harbour fees, immigration fees, eventually required maintenance and a flat fee of 3.000 € to cover all our travel cost. Taking care of you yacht, maintenance of the yacht and preparing the vessel prior to your arrivals if you are not planning to stay in the Caribbean for the entire time but want to fly in and out for several times between December 2022 and April 2023 at low cost.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
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Languages: English; German;
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Stefan’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 4500 / 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 Sailing Association comparable to RYA Yachtmaster Ocean 2021

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Bowman 48 Southampton/Lanzarote 1600 Watch-leader 4
2022 Bowman 48 Las Palmas - Gran Canaria/St. Lucia - Caribbean Sea 2700 Watch-leader 4 ARC
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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