Zoltan Kovacs, male, 49

Ref 49219

Nationality: Hungary
Currently based in: Szentendre, Hungary
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 25 ocean miles / 1055 coastal miles
I started sailing 10 years ago. I regularly sail all year round with my own Beneteau Oceanis 31 on a large lake (74 km long and 6 km wide) called Balaton. I am also a fanatic of dinghy sailing and love to sail my RS Zest in stronger winds. I hold an International Certificate For Operators of Pleasure Crafts (2015) and a RYA Day Skipper certificate (2017). In 2018 I passed the RYA VHF exam. Now I am attending the RYA Coastal Skipper course. I have sailed on inland waters more than 4500 nautical miles, and 1300 nautical miles on seas in different regions (Carribian, Aegian, Ionian, Seychelles, Canaries, Adriatic). On these seas, we sailed on bareboat charters together with my wife, being solely responsible for all our decisions and movements. My dream/plan is to sail across the Atlantic before I will become 50.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: NO
Languages: English;
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Zoltan’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 25 / Coastal: 1055
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Bavaria C 36 Nidiri /Lefkada/Corfu Island 260 Captain 2
2021 Bavaria 34 Sibenik /Croatia/ 250 Captain 2
2018 Jeaneau 40 Seychelles Islands/ 120 Captain 2
2017 American Cup 2006 Auckland New Zealand/ 25 Crew 12
2017 Bavaria 36 San Miquel/San Sebastian 60 Crew 3
2017 Benetau oceanis 41 British virgin Island/ 100 Captain 4
2016 Beneteau 40 Aegina/Poros 150 Crew 3
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