Available as first mate or skipper on sailing vessels up to 80 ft. Good in assisting an owner with sailing abilities who is looking for somebody to give practical advice, maintain the boat and skipper the boat if necessary. Also available as a charter skipper, sailing instructor and engineer.
Started in 1987 in Greece as a crew member on a sailing yacht, I soon started obtaining my sailing qualifications in the Dutch (coastal) waters. Later sailed bareboat and as a flotilla leader for years in Greece and the Caribbean with family and friends. Bought my own 37 ft. sailing vessel in 2001 and did a lot of North Sea sailing around England and France. After selling this boat I became an offshore sailing instructor in the Netherlands. These instructions with various groups of students took place in the east coast area of England, west coast of France (Channel Isles) and Irish waters. In the meanwhile I did a lot of offshore racing, most of the time as a fore decker but also on the helm and sheets. Also done many deliveries on various types of boats.
In 2008 I crossed the Atlantic during the ARC on a swan 51 as a crewmember. On that same yacht I was watch-leader a year later during the Fastnet 2009. Later sailed an Atlantic crossing from Lanzarote tot St. Lucia on a classic Nicholson with a crew of three. A few years later I was invited to work as a mate on a 70 ft performance cruiser during several deliveries in the med, Caribbean and USA. On this yacht I did my ocean master practicing. I continued developping my maintenance and technical (engine room) skills on this type of boat. In 2015 I was captain on a Varianta 44 from Gran Canaria to st Lucia and in 2016 I sailed this boat back to the Azores. Both trips with students. In between I worked as a fleet manager at St. Martin Yacht Charters. After hurricane Irma in 2017 I found new employment at local chartercompagnies, sailed another ocean crossing as skipper and recovered a Hanse 588. In 2019 I became a captain also on SY Lady Bizoe (Halberg Rassey 62). In that year i sailed them both from the US and SXM to Portimao Portugal. During the covid lockdowns i stayed and maintained the boats in marina Portimao. My total sea mileages during the last years extend the 82.000 Nm.
· STCW95 (refreshed 2020)
· RYA Yachtmaster offshore commercial endorsed (sail)
· RYA Yachtmaster ocean commercial endorsed (sail)
· VHF GMDSS (marcom B)
· PDIC diver
· B1B2 visa
· Zi3 (Dutch qualification) sailing instructor
Captain on SY Callisto (Hanse 588) At the moment stationed in Portimao Portugal.
March 2019- July 2021
Captain of SY Lady Bizoe, a classic Hallberg Rassy 62 ft sailing yacht.
January 2017 till summer 2017 Private ships
Maintaining & skippering two private owned sailing yachts currently docked in Marina Fort Louis in Marigot (st. Martin). A Discovery 55 (2014) and a Hanse 588 (2016)
January 2016 till summer 2017 St. Martin Yacht Charters
Fleetmanager at St. Martin Yacht Charters in marina Fort Louis (Marigot, St Martin). Maintenance, deliveries, chart breefings and occasionaly charters with guests.
May 2016 Westwind
Skipper on Westwind with a crew of 7 students from Saint Martin to Horta Azores in 15 days.
November 2015 Westwind
Skipper on Westwind (owned by the zeezeilers van Marken) during the ARC2015 with a crew of 7 students. Atlantic crossing in twenty days and 3000 miles.
2011 till now SY Pure
During yearly deliveries on the med and Atlantic, sailing mate, watch leader and engineering mate on SY Pure. A 70 ft. Nordia van Dam performance sailing yacht. Deliveries went from Naples to France; Palma to las Palma; Bermuda to New York; St Maarten to st Lucia (including two weeks maintenance); St Maarten to Split Croatia; Split to Cannes and Palma tot Santorini Greece (Including preparing boat for superyacht show Palma)
2010 till now Zeezeilers.nl
On a regularly basis paid work during winter months in maintaining the sailing fleet of sailing school “Zeezeilers van Marken” 3 Centurions 41 and one Varianta 44. Anti-fouling, repairs, Mast trim, Engine repairs and service, etc. Also sailing instructor in northern European coastal waters (England, France, Ireland, Netherlands, and Norway) with up to 8 students per trip. In 2015 I will be the skipper of a transatlantic charter during the ARC.
November 2012 Swanilda
Co skipper on sailing yacht Swanilda (classic wooden 40 ft. Nicholson). Assisting the owner, sailing the boat from Lanzarote to St. Lucia. Also technical assist on engine
- About 15 years of offshore/ocean and round the cans club racing including Fastnet, Heineken regatta, BVI spring regattas, IJspegel regatta (north-sea), ARC
- Member of RORC and Yachtclub Seaport Ijmuiden.
Capt. Wijnand vd Boogaard, SY Pure, Mallorca
Capt. Marlies Sanders, SY Pure, Mallorca
Mr. Rob Bonte, Owner “Zeezeilers van Marken” (Sailingschool)
Mr Simon Field, Owner “Swanilda”, Cowes GB
Mrs. Fanoula Roozendaal, St Martin Yacht Charters, Marigot
Mr. Tom Busher, owner SY Callisto of Southampton
Mr Thorsten Stolwijk, owner SY Lady Bizoe, Portimao
Non sailing working experience
2006-2011 Interim manager at department for safety and security at Haarlem Government, the Netherlands.
1996-2006 Project manager social domain community of Haarlem, the Netherlands
1982-1996 Social youth worker, government of Utrecht, the Netherlands
1986-1990 Social Science, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands
1981-1985 Social Academy, Driebergen, the Netherlands
1975-1979 Technical high school, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Sailing, Racing, Running (1/2 marathons), Reading and Cooking
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