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Yachtmaster Ocean Sail & Power ( PYA) 135 000 Nm

Yacht Master Ocean Sail & Power (PYA) 135 000 Nm. Extensive experience as a captain of private sailing yachts and tallships up to 60 m, motorboats and ships up to 54 m. Made m many deliveries, blue water sailing , charters. Lover of tall ships, motor mega yachts, sailing yachts, cruisers ).
Every year for 10 - 11 months on the sea. Sailed on several sail /motor yachts. Crewed on several cruising and chartered boats (including tall ships) as a captain, navigation officer, boatswain, chief, watch officer.
Have been sailing with a lot with passengers from Poland, Germany, Holland, Italy, China, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, USA, Egypt, Denmark, Turkey, Greece, Great Britain, Ireland, Middle East and Russia.
I know Pacific, Caribbean Sea ( very good ), Cuba, Bahamas, Sychelles, Bermuda Triangle, Mediterranean ( very good ), Atlantic ( good), Canary Islands(good), Cabo Verde, Senegal, Gambia,U.S.A. East Coast, North Sea ( very good), Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Black Sea and Baltic ( very good). Greece, Tyrkey, Croatia, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Vezuela, Columbiia, Equador
Very eager, motivated, plenty of enthusiasm, serious sailor with great sense of humour and deep love to yachting. My long-term goal is to travel all over the world and I am dependable, flexible skipper and crewmember.
If you are looking for a professional captain for your yacht - either sailing yacht or motor yacht, I would kindly like you to take a look at my offer which will satisfy you completely. I am a sailor, who, basing on a great experience in dealing and handling with private and delivery sailing / motor yachts all over the world, will take care of your yacht and passengers in accordance to the highest class standards that are required in that branch. Both in marina, during repair, day and long - distance (transatlantic) cruises I will guarantee to your beloved yacht a maximum safety and competent crew, and to passengers -
a comfort of nice and safe voyage.
Professionalism, high level of self-culture, great experience, the capacity of harmonious coexistence with the owner and the guests, great love to yachts, the knowledge on water regions and yachts of all kinds, contacts all over the world are our main trumpts. If you need to know more, please look into my CV, where you can find answers on all questions and also photos.
In case you have any further queries or doubts, please do not hesitate to contact me, best in English.

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39 years experience in running on sailing / motor yachts, tall ships up to 120 m LOA. Visited : Pacific, Caribbean Sea, Seychelles, Bermuda Triangle, Bahamas, Mediterranean, Atlantic, Canary Islands, Cabo Verde, Senegal, Gambia,U.S.A. East Coast North Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Black Sea and Baltic)
over 135 000 Nm on chartered, private yachts, motorboats, school/club yachts and tall ships.
Ready a.s.a.p.

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationPoland

  • NationalityPolish

  • Age61

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, Polish

  • Basic knowledge ofRussian

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain
    1st Mate
    2nd Officer
    Delivery Crew

  • Location preferenceMediterranean

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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Experience log

    • Date: 1st January 1991

      Duration: 26 years

      Experience Type: Professional

    • 39 years experience in running on sailing / motor yachts, tallships ( Pacific, Caribbean Sea, Seychelles, Bermuda Triangle, Bahamas, Mediterranean, Atlantic, Canary Islands, Cabo Verde, Senegal, Gambia,U.S.A. East Coast North Sea, Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Black Sea and Baltic) and 27 years as captain. Over 134 000 Nm on private, school/club/ company, chartered yachts and tall ships.

    • Date: 1st May 1981

      Duration: 31 years

      Experience Type: Professional

    • I know Pacific, Caribbean Sea ( very good ), Seychelles ( very good ), Bermuda Triangle, Bahamas, Mediterranean ( very good ), Atlantic ( good), Canary Islands ( very good), Cabo Verde, Senegal, Gambia, U.S.A. East Coast, North Sea ( very good), Red Sea, Indian Ocean, Black Sea and Baltic ( very good).

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  • Jan 2015 Long Range Radio Certificate Complete

  • Jan 2014 RYA Radar Complete

  • May 1998 STCW 95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility Complete

  • Jan 1990 PYA Yacht Skipper Cert. Complete

  • Mar 2015 STCW 95 1st Aid Complete

  • Mar 2018 STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Complete

  • Mar 1983 Navigational Watch Rating Complete

  • Jun 1991 VHF Radio Telephony Complete

  • Jul 1995 ICC Power/Sail Complete

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  • Microsoft office
  • Photo editing
  • Video editing
  • Free-diving
  • Climbing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Cinematography
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Teaching
  • Musician
  • Tender driving
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Provisioning
  • Cooking
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Whipping and splicing
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Rigging
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Carpentary
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Crane Operation
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Q: What’s your favourite boating experience? - Sinking Greek - Egyptian fisherman rescue on the Aegean Sea - Vicory in Tall Ship Races 2003 ( class II ) ( s/v Kapt. Głowacki ) - sailing Caribbean and Saychelles - delivery from Bahamas to New York in winter

Q: What’s your worst boating experience? 1 ) broken steering system on Atlantic ( Spirit One ) with happy end, 3 days storm on Baltic - almost sinking tall ship "Kpt. Glowacki," in Op.Sail 2003. Fortunately, we arrived at the port without any loss. 2) meeting with hurricane Mitchel on Atlantic ( tall ship Zawisza Czarny ) 3) broken steering system in Corint Channel ( Greece ) on tall ship Cap San Aragon

Q: How long have you been boating and what made you start? *1981 *Love to sailing and love to oceans and seas. Longing for a great space, nature, freedom and independence

Q: What are your sailing ambitions? What’s the next challenge? * to visit Australia and New Zealand, Kiwi 360. * I hope, that with somebody from Crew Bay

Q: Where’s your favourite boating destination? Caribbean, Mediterranean, Seychelles, Pacific,

Q: What is your favourite boat and why? Lagoon, Bruce Roberts, Sun Odyssey, Delphia, Sunseeker, Rodman, Azimut, Princess, Hessen , Beneteau, Sweden, Grand Soleil, Hanse, Lagoon, X- yachts, Oyster, Ocean Star, Hanse, Hunter - they are ok, They generally are brave, elegant, comfortable, safe and fast

Q: What is the longest passage you’ve completed without stops? 2700 Nm Europe - Caribbean

Q: What’s your funniest experience? Oe famous pork chop prepared for me by cook / chef from tall ship s/c ( FryderykChopin ).

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Very good Captain


Captain has a lot of experience and knowledge, professional, and also very good communicator on board.

6th Feb 2019

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