Tiaan Pistorius, male, 41

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Nationality: South Africa
Currently based in: Agistri island, Greece
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 9600 ocean miles / 900 coastal miles
Hi, I love sailing and everything about the ocean. Only about six years ago I decided to make a career out of sailing, although I've been doing it for many years. I've since delivered boats from the UK the the Canary islands as well as from South Africa to the Bahamas. I have recently completed my Yachtmaster Ocean 200GT license, in which I also have a commercial endorsement. I have many skills from sail-repair and splicing to being a great cook, passage-planner and just all round good yachtsman with a true love for the outdoors and the ocean. My goal is for my girlfriend and I to own our own boat one day and sail the world.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: Please also look at my online profile for a full detail of all my qualifications :)
Languages: English;
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Tiaan’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 9600 / Coastal: 900
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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Commercial Endorsement RYA/MCA 200GT 2019
STCW 2010 Updated 2010 Compliant plus PDSD 2016
RYA/MCA Powerboat Advanced Commercial Endorsement RYA/MCA 80GT/ 24m LWL 2016

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2018 33 Birdham Pool, UK /Lanzarote, Canary islands 1600 Watch-leader 4 Private Delivery
2018 38 St.Francis, South Africa /Bimini, Bahamas 7500 Captain 5 Private Delivery
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