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Sailing CV

Something about me: 



In 2010 I found out that sailing is the right thing for me. Since then I have tried every year to find a way to be on a sailing boat as often as I can. 

Currently, I work as a computer programmer for an international company.

I have some experience with sailing and I can say that I am a good skipper. I know how to read maps, how to navigate during the night. I think that I have experienced a lot during the last few years of sailing and that I can deal with almost any situation that may occur on a boat. 

I am respectful, clean and tidy, friendly, a good listener. I am a very good cook. I've professionally practiced swimming for three years. I know how to use a first aid kit. My mother taught me how to clean up after myself and how to manage to have things in order. I know how to build a house. I know how to repair almost any broken thing. 


I have obtained the certificates for:

Short range VHF/GMDSS

Boat leader's license of competence

Open Water Diver

STCW V/2 Passenger safety, cargo safety and hull integrity

STCW V/2 Crisis management and human behavior

STCW V/2 Passenger safety

STCW V/2 Crowd management

STCW VI/1 (Personal survival techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, First Aid, Safety and Social Responsibility)

STCW VI/6 Designated Security Duties



My sailing CV


2010 May 

sailing the Adriatic sea with my friends

duration - one week

destinations (Pula, Umag, Krk, Pag)

I learned things from other skippers

nice holiday

boat: Elan 333 (nice and fast boat)



2011 October 

sailing the Adriatic sea with my friends

duration - one week

destinations (Zadar, Pag, Rab, Krk)

I still learned things from other skippers

nice holiday, we had some strong wind

boat: Bavaria 34


2012 September 

sailing the Adriatic sea with my friends

duration - one week

destinations (Zadar, Ugljan, Dugi Otok, Kornati, Rogoznica)

I still learned things from other skippers and decided that I will try to obtain licenses for VHF and for boat leaders

Boat Bavaria 39


2013 

obtaining License of Competence for VHF GMDSS station,

obtaining Boat Leaders license of competence

took part in basic and advanced sailing course at spinaker.si (the Adriatic sea - Piran, Portorož)

duration two weeks

Boats: Elan 210 and Elan 331


Elan 210 is a nice and fast boat. I learned how to deal with sails, how to trim sails, how to change directions, how to enter and park boat in marinas, how to anchora sailboat, etc. 


2014 May 

sailing the Adriatic sea with my friends 

I was the skipper

duration - one week

destinations (Biograd na morju, Pag, Rab, Krk, Crez, Dugi Otok, Kornati, Šibenik, Skradin)

first time that I sailed at night 

Boat: Bavaria 34


My first solo sailing as a skipper. We had a really nice time and all the friends who went along said that this was really the best sailing experience for them ever. It was the first time for me to sail during the night. 


2014 September 

sailing the Adriatic sea with my friends 

I was the skipper

duration - one week

destinations (Biograd na morju, Mali Lošinj, Cres, Krk, Pag, Zadar, Kornati, Šibenik,Primošten)

Boat: Bavaria 34


We rescued a German couple who had a problem with their motor. We pulled them for around one hour to the nearest marina. 


2015 May 

sailing the Adriatic sea with my friends 

I was the skipper

duration - one week

destinations (Biograd na morju, Rogoznica, Šolta, Brač)

Boat: Elan 333


2015 August 

sailing the Mediterranean sea with a guy from Sweden whom I found on findacrew.net

duration - two weeks

destinations (Marseille, Menorca, Mallorca, Eivissa, Alicante)

Boat: some old Swedish beauty (8m long)


This was the trip where I learned a lot. First we needed to prepare the boat for such a long trip. We needed to fix electricity because when they'd changed the mast the electricity cable was not connected properly. We sailed for almost 4 days during day and night. At the beginning we did not have a good wind but after 5 days the wind increased so much that the rope on which we connected the anchor broke and we needed to dive it next day when the wind calmed a bit. We needed to repair the water pump because it broke. When we sailed from the islands to the continent we fell into a really heavy storm. The waves were around 5 meters high and the wind was so strong that we sailed 10 knots on just a really small jib. We teared one of our mainsail and we stitched by hand. 


2016 August

Sailing from Kiel to the UK wit a man from England who bought really nice wooden sailing boat in Sweden

Duration -  two weeaks

Destinations - Kiel - Kiel canal - Cuxhaven - Amseland - Lauwersoog - through the canals to Lemmer - Amsterdam - IJmuiden - River Crouch

Boat: 100 years old wooden sailing boat (12m long)


This trip was really special as it was my first time sailing with a wooden boat. It was full of surprises. The North sea was wild and sailing the canals a wonderful experience. The North sea was certainly not the nicest place to sail. You have to deal with currents, a lot of traffic in TSS line and the weather can be really unpredictable. When we tried to reach Den Helder (we started in Borkum) we fell into really stormy weather. They said it was 7 (Beaufort) and some were gale. The wind was so strong and the waves so big that we had to turn around and proceed to Amsterdam through the canals instead (the sailing speed with third reef was 10 knots). Going through the canals was relaxing and fun. It’s true that you can sail only during the day, but at least you can sail every day :-). Crossing the North sea between the UK and the Netherlands was calm and with moderate waves. The only thing we needed to watch out for was the big ships. 


2017 March 

Sailing from Cape Verde (Mindelo) to Guadeloupe 

Duration - 16 days 

Boat: 42 feat 


Crossing the Atlantic Ocean with a French family husband and wife and their two daughters, aged 6 and 10 years). I helped them with sailing (the mother was not able to sail during the night, the captain needed someone to help with the sailing). What did I learn from this? How to predict weather during the night from the clouds, wind and waves, how to be on a small space for such a long time, how to prepare the boat for such a long trip, how to deal with the problems in the middle of nowhere (we had water in the boat twice (salt and fresh)). 


2018 May 

Sailing the Adriatic sea (a family of four (a mother and three children) and a friend) 

Duration - 6 days 

destinations: Biograd na moru, Pašman, Kornati, Dugi otok 

Boat: Gib sea 41 


It was the first time that I had people on the boat who had never sailed before. 


2018 June 

Sailing the Adriatic sea (I was a skipper for the advertising company) 

Duration - 5 days 

Destinations: Sukošan, Pašman, Ugljan, Dugi otok, Kornati 

Boat: Gib sea 45


2018 July

Sailing the Adriatic sea (I was a skipper for the Društvo študentov Novo mesto) 

Duration - 5 days 

Destinations: Biograd, Dugi otok, Pašma, Ugljan, Kornati

Boat: Gib sea 45


2018 October

Sailing the Adriatic sea (I was a skipper for Slovensko kozmetično združenje) 

Duration - 4 days 

Destinations: Biograd, Dugi otok, Ugljan, Kornati

Boat: kufner 54


2019 May

Sailing the Adriatic sea (I was a skipper for 4 couples) 

Duration - 7 days 

Destinations: Biograd, Dugi otok, Ugljan, Kornati

Boat: Bavaria 46

2019 June-July 

Transfer full keel boat from Rostock(Germany) down to A Corona (Spain) (the owner is not experienced enough)

Duration - 15 days

Destinations: Rostock to A Corona

Boat: Older Swedish boat (35 ft)


2019 September

Sailing through the Belgium/French canal (Meuse River)

Duration - 10 days

Destinations - Dinant, Givet, Fumay, Charleville-Mézières

Boat: Older Swedish boat -Ful Kiel (28 ft)


My Contacts: 

Tomaž Zorc

Mail: tomaz.zorc@fotra.net

GSM: +386 31 427 078


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