Tom Bjerg Lauritzen, male, 60

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Nationality: Denmark
Currently based in: Copenhagen, Denmark
Looking for: Caribbean;
Experience: 7000 ocean miles / 6000 coastal miles
I have been sailing since childhood. Initially Optimist and Lazer and during the last 30 years Hobie Cat and now VX One. At the same time I have crewed on yachts mainly for in-shore races. The last 10 years with the same 10 person crew on a 43ft. Arcona recently upgraded to 46' full carbon boat. I am the technical head for all matters onboard and have held positions on foredeck and piano (trim). Offshore sailing the last four years includes crossing the Mediterranean Sea, the Bay of Biscay and the Atlantic (I skippered the boat). Joined as crew on an AMEL 55 in the ARC 2021. On the theoretical level I am a Yacht Master 3rd Class (can skipper yachts up to 75'), have VHF certificate and have done BOSIET off shore survival training. Very strong health with only 3 sick days the last 8 years. My personallity is easygoing, friendly and focused - I love to win. PADI Advanced Open Water diver
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French; German;
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Tom Bjerg’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 7000 / Coastal: 6000
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 VHF radiox
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yacht Master 3 Danish Maritime Authority 2018

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 AMEL 55 Las Palmas/St. Lucia 2700 Watch-leader 4 Arc 2021
2019 Najad 390 Amsterdam/Copenhagen 600 Captain 4 Transport
2018 Najad 390 Cap Verde/Grenada 2600 Captain 5 Individual Cruise
2018 Cruiser Brest/A Coruna 400 Crew 4
2017 Catamaran Palermo/La Palma 750 Crew 4
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