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  • Snowbird of Norway

    • 40ft Leopard 40, Catamaran
    • Spain
    • Checked in 3 days ago

Sailing Spain to Crete in April/May and Boat Sitting in Crete in June.

I grew up by the sea in a small place in Northern Norway where there was no roads, so wherever we want to go, it had to be by boat. My work has been related to boats and the sea for all my life, and I have traveled thousands of nautical miles.

I have a master degree in physics, an electrical engineer and also holder of a Deck officer Class 5 certificate for pleasure Craft world wide. Now I have retired and start sailing, maybe for a circumnavigation. I have no fixed schedule or plan for the longer run, just enjoying life.

I have owned several smaller boats and three years ago I bought me a Leopard 40 catamaran and have so far logged more than 5000 nm on it. I have sailed Snowbird around the Baltic sea and some costal sailing in Sweden-Denmark. Last summer I spent four months sailing from Norway to Almerimar, Spain, before going back for the winter.

Now I'm in Norway, returning to my boat in Spain April 15th and plan to start sailing to Crete around April 24th. A distance of about 1500nm. There will be two overnight crossings and a longer 3-4 day 450nm sail form Malta to Crete and the plan is to be there in beginning of June. This will be a good opportunity for someone who want some mile building.
Please take a look on the planned route in my pictures.

In June I will leave my boat in Crete and go back to Norway for 3-4 weeks, and then it will be an opportunity for a boat sitter. I will return in end of June and start exploring the Greek Islans and Aegean Sea in July.

I have sailed mostly alone, but now I'm looking for someone to join me, mainly for the long and overnight crossings. You can join the boat where you want, that we can agree about.
Lack of experience is not a big issue, everyonehas to start somewhere and I will teach you everything you want to know. :)

There also may be an opportunities to join me for a longer period.., If we get along well and you have the opportunity.
Maybe you want to sail the Greek Islands. :)
Write me a message, ask any questions, tell me where and when you want to join.
I expect no financial contributions except your food.

I had some crew joining me twice before and can provide their feedback. :)

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  • Crew positionNovice Crew

  • Availability 16 Apr 2024 until 3 Jun 2024

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardPaid by skipper / boat owner

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelLeopard 40, Catamaran

  • Length40 feet

  • Berth6

  • Sailing from Spain , Almerimar

  • Sailing to Greece , Crete

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionWell outfitted Blue Water Cruising Catamaran. Two spinnakkers, one gennakker and spare sails. Newer navigational equipments. And a sextant :) Safety equipments. Fully enclosed cockpit. More than 2kW of solar and lithium batteries. Starlink internet. Electric galley with induction cooking. Two fridges and a freezer. A lot of kitchen appliances. Ice maker, Bredmaker, Coffe maker, Air fryer, Microwave and a lot more. Onboard Snowbird, I like a stress-free atmosphere. There shall be no shouting or running on my boat.

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  • NationalityNorwegian

  • Age61

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications VHF Radio Telephony

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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Great skipper


Andor is a very good skipper. He puts the safety of the crew over everything and was very patient with a newbie like me. I learned a lot crossing the Baltic Sea with him.

8th Apr 2022

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