Sailing has been a part of my life ever since I can remember,
as a child I spend most of my free time on the water.
I sailed many races in sailing dinghies, living in Holland made that all possible. As a young adult I raced a 40 ft Van der Stadt as often as possible.
I skippered one of the twelve Clipper 70´s on the 13/14 Clipper round the world yacht race, the longest yacht race in the world. Racing and managing an amateur team of 54 people.
Fall 2015 I have been skipper on a Swan 59′, participating in the ARC and chartering this yacht in the Caribbean during the winter season.
In 2016 I have been busy with instructing sail and power, chartering on a motor cruiser and delivery of a Contest 62.
October to December I was involved in the ARC as an instructor on a 57 ft Beneteau sailing yacht.
I am still instructing for Clipper Ventures for new crew members of the 17-18 round the world race.
I work for Rubicon3 adventure sailing company as a skipper and Instructor on there voyages to touristically uncharted areas.
In 2018 I started as Manager, Skipper on a Contest 62 till recent.
CARPENTRY BOAT RESTORING AND CHARTERING
While working as a carpenter for 7 years, I worked on restoring An old boat and completed a 58-foot charter sailing yacht which I chartered across the english channel from Harlingen to Brighton and back.
November 2003 I was a first mate in delivering a 80 foot ketch from Portimão to Los Angeles USA during a seven-month trip, crossing the Atlantic and cruising the Carribian.
Frequently I deliver Yachts from various places in the world. I delivered a sigma 33 from portugal to the UK and a beneteau oceanis 57 from the Bahamas to Portugal.
Working on dolphin boats, chartering, sailboats and powerboats. Instructor sail & power boats.
Seamanship & navigation school, Netherlands 08-1987-06-1990
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean sail & motor 200 GT commercial endorsed.
RYA advanced Powerboat
Portuguese Patrao de Costa
Operator’s general certificate of proficiency in radiotelephony
Short range VHF (DSC) certificate
Ships Captains medical
Padi Dive Master
RYA Yachtmaster ocean instructor sail and Motorcruiser
RYA Advanced Powerboat instructor
03-1991-02-1992 Sailor royal dutch navy
10-1990-02-1991 Sailor merchant vessel “osiris”
05-2003-10-2003 dolphin seafaris captain/navigator
11-2003-05-2004 1st mate sailing vessel “slowdance”
06-2004-10-2004 dolphin seafaris captain/navigator
03-2005-10-2005 dolphin seafaris captain/navigator
11-2005-03-2006 captain sailing vessel “slowdance”
02-04-2013 – 01-08-2014 skipper Clipper 70 “ Old Pulteney” in the clipper round the world race 13/14
05-10-2014 – 20-10-2014 deliver clipper 70’ from Gosport to Inverkip and return
03-06-2015_27-08-2016 Delivery new Contest 62 from Medemblik, Netherlands to Rogoznica, Croatia via Malta
03-11-2015 _ 21-12-2015 charter + ARC 2015
25-02-2016_23 -04- 2016 Caribbean season on sailing yacht ” Thindra” – Swan 59
04-09-2016_29-09-2016 delivery Contest 62 from Rogoznica,Croatia to Portiglioni, west Italy via, Malta, Sardinia, Corsica and Elba
07-10-2016_23-12-2016 Instructor on ARC passage from Lagos to St Lucia.on a Beneteau 57 CC.
22-03-2017_23-10-2017 instructing Level 3 courses Clipper Ventures.
28-06-2017_18-08-2017 Skippering Sunseeker Manhattan 64 from Palma de Mallorca to Vilamoura
30-10-2017_ 04-04-2018 Instruct and skipper for Rubicon3 on clipper 60 and Bowman 58, Europe and Caribbean
15-04-2018 until now Managing and skippering Sailing vessel Contest 62
05-2006-until now RYA instructor sail, motor, power
Charter skipper,private skipper and delivery skipper