I am danish and from Copenhagen – born in 1958. Bachelor from Copenhagen Business School and worked within the financial business. Since 2003 I’ve lived in the South of France. The first 7 years in the mountainside and since 2010 in Port-Vendres, a lovely coastal village 10 km north of the Spanish border – and port for fishing, container shipping and with a large marina – mainly for sailing boats. During my time in France I’ve been working as independant/freelancer with translation/interpretation and language assistance in “Den Franske Assistance” and with webdesign in IDEORAMA.
My first experience on a sailing boat was in 1979 – the first summerholiday at sea on “Pirana” – a boat type designed and constructed in Denmark by Peter Bruun – the model called “Spækhugger” – it’s 24 feet long and a sort of racing boat. After some years we went up in size to the bigger sister the “Grinde” – from the same designer and constructor – a solid 28 feet family touring boat.
On holidays and weekends sailing along the Danish and Scandinavian seashores – and now and then crossing the seas.
Then many years where sailing was only occassional – and finally arriving in Port-Vendres – living on the quay with view to the Mediterranean. And of course more sailing opportunities.
Skills and interests
I speak fluently English, French and Danish and I manage the Scandinavian languages. For this trip I intend to learn some basic Spanish.
I’m reasonably good with computers and fortunately friends enjoy my cooking, because I love to cook.
I’m a passionated photographer – have a look at Gitte’s Gallery and one of nature’s biggest fans. I love music – in french a “Melomane” – with a bias towards jazz and classic. Litterature and film also have a big place in my heart.
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