My name is Jasper Arts (Dutch, 34) and I'm looking to cross the Atlantic from Las Palmas as crew.
I'm an experienced, qualified Coastal Skipper
and been into sailing for over 25 years. From April till October I work
as a charter-skipper in the south of Portugal
and at the moment I'm on a six month holiday with destination Brazil
. I'm looking to cross the Atlantic as crew, mainly to learn and make miles for a Yachtmaster Offshore license
Other people describe me as calm, friendly, easy going and hardworking. I'm a fit non-smoker and never drink alcohol while sailing. I speak Dutch
(mother tongue), English
fluently. I've worked as a skipper
on sailing yachts in The Netherlands
, Canary Islands and Portugal
, organized flotillas in Greece
and sailing-camps for children
in The Netherlands
. Good references
can be provided on request.
I have a Portuguese Coastal Skipper license
, RYA VHF
and RYA Seasurvival
qualifications and I'm an Emergency
First Responder and PADI Open Water
Diver. Besides that, I have a MSc degree in Astronomy, so I'm looking forward to doing some celestial navigation
during a crossing.
At the moment I'm in Las Palmas
, looking for a berth on a yacht and ready
to join a (delivery)team. I'm available for crewing
from November 2010 trough April 2011. If you'd like to meet me, please give me a call at +34 638236360
or send an email
to j.n.arts (at) gmail (dot) com.
Looking forward to hearing from you.