Wouter Maes, male, 52

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Nationality: Belgium
Currently based in: Geel, Belgium
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 600 coastal miles
52 year old electro-mechanical engineer. Married with 2 sons (23 & 24 yrs old). I will be in between jobs starting November 2023. The perfect opportunity to do an ocean crossing. I have some experience on a monohull and a cat. I sailed in a crew of 9 from Martinique to Grenada and back. And in the Mediterranean from Rhodos to Kos and back. I’m versatile and easygoing. I worked in Asia and the US and can adapt to the needs at hand. Looking forward to cross this off my bucketlist. My sister runs a hotel in St Lucia so it would be great to see her again. I’m a Padi rescue diver so whenever there’s an opportunity to dive, I’m in.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Eat anything as long as it’s dead.
Languages: English; French; German; Dutch
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Wouter’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 600
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
2018 monohull Ostend/Nieuwpoort and back 100 Crew 2 no
2017 Cat Orange44 Martinique island hopping/Grenada and back 500 Crew 9 no
2016 monohull Ostend/Nieuwpoort and back 100 Crew 3 no
2015 monohull 30ft Ostend/Nieuwpoort and back 100 Crew 3 no
2014 monohull Sun Odyssee 439 Rhodos island hopping/Kos and back 200 Crew 9 no
2014 Monohull 30ft Ostend/Nieuwport 100 Crew 4 no
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