firehorse - Profile

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
53
Location:
Delfzijl, Groningen, Netherlands
Location 2:
Bilbao, Biscay, Spain
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Sailor at heart, master mariner by trade. I am passionate about all things natural and love exploring our little blue marble in a sustainable manner. Since my profession offers plenty of options towards an alternative lifestyle I bit the bullet in 2015 and moved onboard my little offshore racing machine to find out what it is like to cruise and live aboard full time. I am loving it and would love to find a like minded mermaid....

Sailing Experience:

From a very early age I always had sailing boats and I have worked as a merchant mariner all my adult life. I have done a fair bit of inshore and offshore racing in the Netherlands and UK. Last summer I sailed solo from the North of the Netherlands to Pais Vasco (NE Spain) calling at various ports in France, Channel Islands and England.

Sailing Qualfications:

Got my swimming diploma just before my 4th birthday, became a competent sculler & rower before I was 6, 1st sailing crafty was an Optimist then a few bigger dinghies, addicted to windsurfing in my teens while starting to crew in offshore races. Owned many various cruising and racing sailing yachts since then. Recently sold my Beneteau Figaro and now own a very cosy cruiser racer with lift keel so I can visit all those lovely shallow waters too...!

Home and family
Marital status:
Single / never married 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Occupation:
Master Mariner Unlimited - NL & UK
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Socially 
Social Setting:
The life of the party, Somewhat shy, Better in small groups 
Appearance
Body type:
Slim 
Height:
6'4" (191cm) or above 
Eyes:
Green 
Hair:
Distant Memory! 
Recent activity
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Yogaforsport and firehorse are now friends.
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firehorse posted a new blog:

One week after purchasing the Anderson 26 "Kentish Plover" in Woodbridge, Suffolk, England, UK I took her about 20 nm down the River Deben to start heading towards the NW Netherlands Coast. Initially very little still SE winds and let me drift up North with the tide. At dawn a little breez…

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firehorse posted a new blog:

...in the meantime I sold my Beneteau Figaro offshore racing machine in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain and worked on becoming a "Digital Nomad" for a year or so. Getting there and about a week ago I took the ferry to England to buy a very cool Cruiser/Racer with lift keel so I can also visi…