Cruising in the Med or island-hopping in the Atlantic
Do you need a deckhand, competent crew - or just someone to chat and sail with? Explore sights, swim and relax. I am easygoing and passionate sailor. I enjoy seeing historical sights and culture, picturesque villages, nature paths and waterfalls, wandering on old towns, eating delicious local food and fish, having some drinks and trying out new sports and activities. I also Love swimming, whitewater rafting and cayaking! I would like to join in relaxing fun cruising anywhere in Europe, maybe in other locations around the globe too. I have sailed since childhood in the Finnish (Turku) archipelago in the Baltic sea. Additionally some trips to the neighbor countries Sweden and Estonia. Recent years cruising the Mediterranean (Turkey, Greece, Corsica, Sardinia, Croatia, Spain and Malta), island-hopping Canaries, Madeira and Azores and Caribbean (Leeward islands) . Two North-Atlantic crossings from west to east (diagonally from St. Maarten to Azores and classic northern route Antigua-Bermuda-Azores-South Portugal) some years ago. I have also crewed regularly in amateur race team for 4 seasons in the Baltic sea. All the boats have been 26ft - 50ft, and as small boats still quite easy to handle and trim sails. I have used paper charts and simple hand-held GPS and done 3 or 4-hour solo watches as well. Have also accomplished spinnaker and day-skipper (practice) courses. But I do not have professional experience, certificates or formal qualifications for skippering or navigation. Im smoker and smoke on the deck (leeward side).