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  • Maf.boo

    • 41, Portuguese
    • Portugal
    • Checked in 2 weeks ago

Deckhand, Competent crew, CARIBBEAN TO PANAMA

Just crossed Atlantic second time arrived in SXM and looking for a boat to Grenada or Panama.
Day skipper’s RYA completed , STCW and ENG1 up to date. I have discovered this dream of sailing in 2019 in Panama and since then I’m spending most of my time on seas.

My experience:
open sea, Atlantic ocean, deliveries,
Monitor the ships position, using charts and other navigational aides,
Anchoring, single night watchkeeping, trimming, dock assistance, determine the speed and direction of the vessel, deck/interior maintenance
Plus: yoga & fitness, healthy lifestyle, food and dietetic knowledge, paddle and scuba diving - Padi open water.

I have crossed from Cape Verde to Caribbean in 2020, 19 days on the ocean and arrived in Antigua I’ve started to work as a Chef/steward/deckhand on private yachts. After 2 years I’ve crossed back to Portugal, making part of ARC regatta on a trimaran getting the first place of the regatta:))

I’m a very easy going person, very flexible and good sense of humor. Keeping clear mind on stressful situation. Pro active and fully committed.
Besides all my experience on boats, Atlantic cross, Panamá canal’s cross have achieved over 14.000NM in 3 and half years as well as I have loads of experience on traveling and contacting with different cultures and I do speak English, Spanish, French, Italian and of course portuguese...

I can cook delicious healthy food based on veggies and fish (meat also) and love preparing gourmet dishes :)) I’m very much multi tasking, very well organized and cleanliness too ;) Anything your boat needs to be fixed (carpentry, plumbing, sewing, fixing and some electrics) I have handy skills if you provide me the right tools :))
I also want to learn more and more, specially about mechanics, Diesel engines, solar panels and everything on a boat, as I want to become a captain one day :))

I have a vast experience on different sailing boats which opens my understanding about sailing. Have completed STCW95 and ENG1 valid until 2027.

I wish we can have a chat and see how plans for sailing can match :))
I’m willing to Enjoy your traveling and life at sea ⛵️

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationPortugal

  • NationalityPortuguese

  • Age41

  • GenderFemale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, Spanish, Portuguese

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench, Italian

  • SmokerNo

  • VISAs Schengen visa (or EU citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Competent Crew

  • Location preferenceCaribbean

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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Experience log

    • Date: 1st May 2023

      Duration: 30 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Delivery Sunreef 60’ from Portimao to Turkey.

    • Date: 1st May 2023

      Duration: 30 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Delivery Sunreef 60’ from Portimao to Turkey.

    • Date: 1st December 2022

      Duration: 6 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Delivery a Lagoon 45’ from Gibraltar to La Palma, Canaries.

    • Date: 1st December 2022

      Duration: 6 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Delivery a Lagoon 45’ from Gibraltar to La Palma, Canaries.

    • Date: 1st September 2022

      Duration: 8 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Delivery from Palma Mallorca to Portimao on a Sunreef 60’ solar version. Boat care for the next 3 months at the marina in Portimão.

    • Date: 1st May 2022

      Duration: 16 days

      Experience Type: Professional

    • Competent crew part of ARC regatta from SXM to Azores on a trimaran Neel 52’

    • Date: 1st June 2021

      Duration: 3 days

      Experience Type: Professional

    • 2 Canal’s passage - Panama onboard SY Taratoo and SY Tanga.

    • Date: 1st April 2021

      Duration: 2 months

      Experience Type: Professional

    • Chef, stew, deckhand, 1st mate, onboard SY Paula Rosa, Shipman 80’. Grenada.

    • Date: 1st March 2021

      Duration: 3 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Antigua - Barbuda - St Marteen , SY Taloa.

    • Date: 1st February 2021

      Duration: 28 days

      Experience Type: Professional

    • Chef onboard SY PataGao, Atlantic 57’ Catamaran.

    • Date: 1st January 2021

      Duration: 19 days

      Experience Type: Mile building

    • Atlantic cross with captain Gregor SY Taloa, 34’ roberts steel boat. Mindelo, Cape Verde - Antigua.

    • Date: 1st December 2020

      Duration: 7 days

      Experience Type: Mile building

    • Passage from Las Palmas to Mindelo, Cape Verde on SY Gannock, with Simon Michele, French captain.

    • Date: 1st November 2020

      Duration: 6 days

      Experience Type: Mile building

    • Passage from Gilbraltar to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. SY Proud Cat, lagoon 45’.

    • Date: 1st September 2020

      Duration: 10 days

      Experience Type: Mile building

    • Sailing with captain Gregor in SY TALOA from Portimão to Sagres, back to Portimão and straight to Madeira islands for 4 days. 490NM

    • Date: 1st August 2020

      Duration: 5 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • From Porto to Lisboa sailing with SY Naked Lunch with Captain Ingo. The plan is to cross Ocean together by November. 170NM

    • Date: 1st August 2020

      Duration: 4 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Racing in a catamaran Ocean Swift between Culatra and Faro.

    • Date: 1st December 2019

      Duration: 10 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • I have very little experience joining friends crew. 1st time in Panama with Norberto divers and his crew from Azores in TAKA TRES. 2nd time with Mika on his boat Sailing TERRA from Guadiana's river to south coast of Algarve - Portugal. 99 NM total on sailing

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  • Sep 2022 STCW Basic Safety Training Complete

  • Sep 2022 STCW Maritime Security Awareness Complete

  • Sep 2022 ENG1 cert. Complete

  • Jun 2023 RYA Day Skipper Theory Progressing

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  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Photo editing
  • Software development
  • Video editing
  • Surfing
  • Canyoning
  • Fishing
  • Watch-keeping
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Nutritionist
  • Tender driving
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Teaching
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • General building
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Galley Assistant
  • Provisioning
  • Reflexology
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Sail repairs
  • Scuba diving
  • Climbing
  • Navigation
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Sailing from Algarve to Madeira


Mafalda is a very nice open minded girl with a lot of traveling experience and is traveling with light luggage and took care on my boat. She sailed with me about 2weeks on my 10m Bruce Roberts along the Algarve and crossed with me from Portimão to Porto Santo and then to Madeira. She did night watches and handelt the sails on my boat. She is also a very good vegetarian and seafood cook. I liked also to explore the islands with her and I enjoyed her company. I would always sail again with her and hope to do so somewhen.

14th Nov 2020

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