Xavier Van Oost, male, 23

Ref 47253

Nationality: Belgium
Currently based in: , Belgium
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 12000 coastal miles
Hi everyone, I'm a 23 year old sailor with the objective of crossing the Atlantic Ocean at the end of 2021! I've been sailing my entire life, both competitive and cruising, starting from my home port Nieuwpoort in Belgium to Sweden, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, France, England and Ireland. I am now really looking forward to the next challenge of crossing the Atlantic. I am a social person, who can enjoy both long talks but also knows that onboard everyone needs to have his own space. If you are willing to take me on for this adventure, I can guarantee I'll bring with me all my enthusiasm and motivation to be a great crew! Cheers, Xavier
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; French; Dutch
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Xavier’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 12000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
International certificate for operators of pleasure craft FOD Mobiliteit en Vervoer, Belgium ICMS 2017

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 X4.3 Nieuwpoort, Belgium/Brest, France 400 Watch-leader 5
2020 X4.3 Nieuwpoort, Belgium -> Ile d/Nieuwpoort, Belgium 1000 Watch-leader 4
2019 X4.3 Nieuwpoort, Belgium -> Salcombe, England -> Brest, France /Nieuwpoort, Belgium 1000 Watch-leader 4
2018 Half Ton Nieuwpoort, Belgium/Nieuwpoort, Belgium 200 Crew 7 Half Ton Classics cup
2017 Xp 38 Nieuwpoort, Belgium -> Scilly Islands -> Brest, France /Nieuwpoort, Belgium 1000 Watch-leader 4
2016 Xp 38 Nieuwpoort, Belgium -> Brest, France -> Kinsale, Ireland -> Cowes, England/Nieuwpoort, Belgium 1500 Watch-leader 4
1997 First 31.7, First 36.7, Xp 38 Sweden, Germany, France, Denmark, the Netherlands, England/Nieuwpoort, Belgium 7000 Crew 0
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