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  • Jakekrige

    • 44, South African
    • United Kingdom
    • Checked in 2 weeks ago

Looking for a Captain, 1st Mate, Delivery Crew or 1st Engineer position

I am a 42-year-old, commercially endorsed Yachtmaster Ocean with 3 years sailing experience - nearly 8,000nm - and have recently completed the MCA Approved Engine Course (AEC I).

I am a prudent passage planner, with a watchful weather eye, a sensitive ear to all the systems aboard, and a light touch on the helm. If too much or too little thread is showing on a bolt, I will not walk past it a second time without attending to it. I make every effort to leave a vessel in a better seaworthy state than when I first stepped on it. Excellent customer service includes clean bilges, sparkling handrails, and fresh-smelling heads. A complete and accurate log, neatly flaked mainsail, and a thorough wash-down naturally comes as standard.

Maintaining a high standard of tidiness, and a modicum of old-school discipline while underway is part of my modus operandi, but it isn't achieved by barking commands - it’s leading by example, being generous with words of praise and encouragement, especially with inexperienced crew, and politely correcting behaviour that could jeopardise the safety of those aboard, the condition of the vessel, or the success of our mission.

My two kit bags include an extensive array of gear, as I prefer to use my own charts, pilot books, tools, and equipment aboard. Proper planning prevents poor performance, is my motto. I have an EHIC, and comprehensive Yachtsman's Insurance (Topsail Policy No. A10669EAA YG42908), and I sail with an Iridium satellite tracker communicator, so I’m always visible, and in touch.

I am available from 23 July to 13 August, and from 03 September 2018 onwards.

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  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

  • NationalitySouth African

  • Age44

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesAfrikaans, English

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles2,500 - 10,000

  • Required position Captain
    1st Mate
    Delivery Crew
    1st Engineer

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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