Help me with boat maintenance and sail around the Canary Islands, Spain




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    Hi, I'm Peter and I'm 46 years young:-)

    Since five years I sailed my boat from Southern France to Gran Canaria and although the boat has been kept in shipshape condition and the heavy works on the dry yard have been done only a few months ago, it's getting time for some esthetic works on the deck and interior.
    My boat is for the moment in Arrecife (Lanzarote) and beginning of September, I'd like to do a 8-10 days preparing to get her ready to start sailing to the other Islands. I'd like to offer for every day of help a full day of sailing holiday.

    A few years ago, I had a posting on workaway for organizing sailing trips and renting out the boat as a boatbnb:) but this has stopped due to restrictions on short term renting in Las Palmas.

    So for now it's only little jobs but they can be still time consuming so I'd like a adventurous, social, fun and reliable person who's keen to learn boat maintenance (woodworks, painting) but also sailing skills because going out sailing is still my passion.:)
    If you like filming and editing videos, you might be the crew I'm looking for because I'd like to start a vlog!:)

    In exchange for some fun tasks, I offer great adventure!
    This posting is a edited version of a former message so this time, I'm looking for someone for September 2022.
    8-10 days preparing the boat and 10-12 days sailing or maybe longer.

    I've been sailing all over the world for the last 20 years as a professional skipper doing yacht deliveries and sailing charters and I think I'm a easy going, open minded person with a very adventurous spirit with respect for others people wishes and privacy. Last years, I've been organizing sailing trips with the hostels in Las Palmas but as I mentioned earlier, due to law restrictions, this has unfortunatly stopped.
    To have an idea, watch youtube ' amazing sailing trips in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria with Peter'
    (I didn't give that title, a volunteer did!:)

    With Covid restrictions etc... it's not so easy anymore to get around so I might give priority to people who are already in Lanzarote or the Canary Islands I
    In past times, I received avalanches of messages and it was not easy to answer everyone in person but this time I'll try to do my best:). Please, only make a request if you think you fit the criteria.



  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    I like to introduce people to the world of boats and sailing! It's a passion and real adventure often spotting marine wildlife.

  • Help


    The help I'd like to receive is mostly in the form of sanding and varnishing some wood inside and outside but also general boat maintenance or cooking a meal can help out!

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent
    Spanish: Intermediate
    French: Intermediate
    German: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    You have your own double cabin (one of the three) on the boat. This is a nice and comfortable sailing yacht (Beneteau Oceanis 43ft) with 4 cabins and two 'bathrooms' and there's many people in the marina living in much smaller boats but note that living in a marina on a yacht is still a bit a floating camping:)

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I would like to show the person who helps me out the beauty of the Canary islands and I like to train people in their first experiences with sailing and other sports.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    The internet on board is in general good when we are in the harbour but when going out sailing, I share my data of my phone provider as a portable hotspot so we can work on tablet or computer

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours per day max 5 days per week but you'll see that most is actually fun

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