- Aug 29, 2021
- Profile Information
- Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
- Here for:
- Dating, Friendship, Crew
- About Me:
Hello, I am an almost 60 guy who loves sailing. Even so much that i left in 2020 for indefinite time to sail the oceans of the world in a leisurely way. My basic plan was to start with a round of GB and after that set course south, stay in warmer climates. circumnavigate Africa and then set a course for Asia.
Covid changed the whole plan. I did leave in October 2020 alone. Was in the Mediterranean in the summer, and decided that sailing alone so much is not fun for me. A great experience, but I'll be back in Holland in October 2021. After that ... Summer sailing in Europe, and other travels in winter. Preferably warm and sunny. Available as crew or captain.
What more you should know about me? Well, I'm an open minded, free spirit, have 3 kids of whom 2 have their own life all ok, and one getting there, living with her mom.
I am polamourous (consensual non-monogamy) for some years now, but have not found my muse, my mermaid, my counterpart in sailing the seas. I would so much like to meet that open hearted, loving, caring and adventurous woman that matches with me on this adventure, my dream.
- Sailing Experience:
I've been sailing almost all my life, fresh water first, then later sea/ocean. I've not made any ocean crossing yet, longest was a 6 day crossing to the Canary Islands. I've got my own Bavaria 40/3 since 2018, and in the process of equipping it for the live-aboard, ocean cruising life style.
I sailed in the Med, Canaries and western Europe up to UK east coast. Plenty of other territories to discover.
- Sailing Qualifications:
Licence for VHF, CWO-3 level ocean sailing (compare to RYA coastal), but with enough experience and kmowledge for Ocean cruising all over.
First Aid knowledge. Good handyman, interior builder.
- Nautical Miles Logged:
- did not keep track, so far 5000 plus
- unemployed, preparing for take off
- Home and family
- Marital status:
- Have Children:
- Yes - flown the nest
- Body type:
- 5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm)
- Distant Memory!
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Hi all, So nice to read the other posts and to see so much is happening in mostly positive ways. Despite Covid we are sailing, or preparing to sail the season again. And despite travel bans, people still manage to travel, even by airplane. It's a nuisance though with all the testing etc. It kee…
- Mar 5, 2021
The continuation of the lockdown measures in all countries has been keeping many from sailing on. The rules are strict again. Fear rules the world. What I see however is that if I stay on the anchor, not register at a port, there still is a lot of freedom. Just take the dinghy ashore and nobody real…
- Jan 15, 2021
I departed on October 13, good winds bringing me swift toward Brittany, France. Now, having crossed Biskay, I'm in Spain, near Coruna. One month solo on the "road" . I'd prefer company, but in these times few people dare to travel. Hope you all are sailing as well.
- Nov 21, 2020
Hello dear reader, I have been struggling, like so many, because closed borders make international sailing complicated, if not impossible. Personally i planned to leave in June, sail around the UK and then go south, round Africa to Asia. But Africa is still in lockdown, and so is the UK for Dutch pe…
- Aug 30, 2020
Hi all, I read articles and blogs of sailors being forced in a lockdown (feels like imprisonment to some I heard) on their boats either in port or at anchor. I'm fortunate to live in The Netherlands where we had an "intelligent lockdown" so at least it was not forbidden to go outside,…
- Jun 16, 2020
I'll be jealous of anyone who is in an area where sailing/travelling is still possible. Over here, in The Netherlands, ports are closed to leisure cruising, staying overnight at anchor is not even allowed. The surrounding countries are being strict in the same way. So despite the beautiful weat…
- Apr 10, 2020
Hi all, in Jue 2020 i will start with my trip/new lifestyle to sail the oceans of the world. I'll start in Rotterdam (Netherlands), go anti-clockwise around the UK and then go south to sail around Africa and further to Asia. I'll let you know details/legs later, for now if you have questio…
- Dec 20, 2019
The month of November is really end of season here in Holland and time for changes, repairs etc and covering it up for the winter. I was away 2 weeks for a holiday in Africa (not sailing), and now back home. The sailmaker is almost finished with my new sprayhood, hope to see the result tomorrow. The…
- Oct 28, 2019
After the big job of mounting the hydrovane and testing it in june, i did not sit still. Working fulltime gives me too little sailing time, but i feel comforted that next year i will start my trip fulltime sailing anyway, so i tell myself to be patient :-) I'm also in contact with a lovely woma…
- Aug 19, 2019
I had the Hydrovane installed in May, nicely in time for a testrun and for my first week of sailing, planned in mid june. The vane works really nice and easy. I had to install it off-center due to the swim stairs in the middle, but the rudder is long enough to steer also sailing with a 30-35 degrees…
- Jun 24, 2019
I managed to start a bit with the hydrovane installation steps. First had to do is decide where to place it. Decided Port side will have most space for it, so i had to reinforce the polyester hull (transom) at the location of the bottom bracket. Not easily accessibe and terribly ventilated there, bu…
- Apr 29, 2019
Sooner than anticipated UPS delivered my Hydrovane. In only 3 days from Vancouver to Rotterdam. This is a fast world, a world i like to escape when i cast off next year. Slow down, live with the tides. So now I have these 4 boxes in my livingroom and I'm reading the manual. It will be an advent…
- Apr 12, 2019
After lengthy deliberation and hestation I finally took the definite steps to order a Hydrovane wind steering assembly. Awfully pricy, but very much worth it once i set sail. next year. There is an endless list of jobs and purchases still to do, but I guess anyone who is in the process of preparing…
- Apr 7, 2019
What to blog here ... To start with, within 2 weeks i had a nice reply of a lovely woman, wishing to get to know echother better. This did nogt last long though, as she googled on what "polyamory" actually is. Yes, that is how you are if you think it is possible to have a love-heart-relati…
- Mar 29, 2019