DutchDominican

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
55
Location:
La Romana, La Romana, Dominican Republic
Here for:
Dating, Friendship 
About Me:

I'm Dutch, but living in the Dominican Republic for more than 9 years now. I have my own small, but growing business and I love living in the Caribbean. I do have my Bavaria 37 of 2006 in the Marina where I also have my business, but I'm not going out enough.
That's why I'm now thinking to sell my apartment and my boat to buy a 42-45 ft and start to live on my boat to make it easier to take an afternoon off and sail for a few hours. Or to go out sailing a few days a month with tourists to have the yacht expenses paid and have nice experiences at the same time. It would be fantastic to meet a best friend / soulmate / lover to share that experience with and make plans to sail around the world after my retirement.

Sailing Experience:

I have been sailing since I was 14 years old in open keel boats in the Netherlands. Went to a sailing school, got my qualifications and became an instructor at 18. Have been sailing all summers long during my University time and ended up being responsible for the instructors training, planning and management for 2 years.
After getting married and becoming father I didn't sail for many years, but in 2003 we bought a 33ft and exchanged that in 2006 for a Bavaria 37 Cruiser. We spend about 4 weeks a year sailing on the IJsselmeer and Island hopping at the Nord Sea in the North of the Netherlands. Made 2 crossings to the UK and spend 2 weeks sailing in Greece.
And since my son and 2 friends sailed my boat to the Dominican Republic a few years ago, I have been making (far too few) day trips here.

Sailing Qualifications:

Three qualifications for open keel boats and an instructor license in the Netherlands. But after I stopped the whole qualification and licensing system has changed, so I ended up with no current qualifications or licences.

Nautical Miles Logged:
Somewhere between 1500 and 2000 I guess.
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Occupation:
Business owner
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Rarely 
Social Setting:
Side kick, Better in small groups, Comic relief 
Appearance
Body type:
Athletic 
Height:
6'0" - 6'3" (181 - 190cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
Brown 
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