Arek Stryjski - sailing CV

Arek Stryjski

  • nationality: Polish / UK resident
  • date of birth: 18/11/1970
  • married, 2 children, no smoker
  • email:


  • RYA Yachtmaster Offshore commercially endorsed,
  • SRC
  • RYA FirstAid, Radar, Diesel, ISAF Offshore Safety
  • valid ML5 Certificate
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • clean UK driving license


  • Polish - mother tongue
  • English - fluent in speech and writing

sailing experience

  • nautical miles: 13000+
  • including: 11000+ as skipper
  • including: 2500+ in Arctic
  • sailing areas:
    • Arctic, Greenland Sea,
    • North Atlantic, Norwegian Sea, Bay of Biscay, North Sea, Irish and Celtic Seas, English Channel,
    • Mediterranean

2007 - current: Working as skipper for on vacation cruises with people of various experience, including kids and complete beginners.
2014 - current: Co-organizing and skippering weekend sailing trips in UK with people of various experience for SetSail.
2015 - current: One of directors of SetSail sailing club.
In 2015 during the sailing trip in Svalbard I skippered we reached latitude 81°N.

For more details see my logbook.

I’m a member of The Arctic Club and The Cruising Association.


sailing number date
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore 35126 28/02/2009
commercial endorsement   03/07/2013
RYA GMDSS Short Range Certificate 613600 04/04/2006
ML5 Medical Fitness Certificate   25/06/2013
RYA ICC 18967 24/04/2006
RYA courses training centre date
Competent Crew North Sea Yachting 24/07/2005
Day Skipper - Shorebased North Sea Yachting 11/12/2005
Yachtmaster - Shorebased North Sea Yachting 08/03/2006
First Aid Course DR Sailing 26/01/2009
Yachtmaster Offshore Preparation Trafalgar Sailing 23/02/2009
Small Craft Sea Survival Diveline Ltd. 14/05/2013
Professional Practices & Responsibilities RYA online 07/06/2013
Radar Course YachtCom 14/07/2013
Diesel Engine Course Emsworth School of Navigation 14/06/2014
First Aid Course Ely Sailing Club 21/11/2015
ISAF Offshore Safety Hamble School of Yachting 14/05/2016
other number training centre date
PADI Open Water Diver 1211UY7607 Dive In Ltd. (Gildenburgh) 18/11/2012

Current professional skipper liability insurance till 2/09/2017.

other work experience

  • CTO / software architect at Ltd. (current).
  • Managing small team of developers and playing important role in management of the whole company.
  • 18 years professional programmer experience in creating web, mobile and desktop applications.
  • 3 years experience in desktop publishing.
  • Writing various articles in professional magazines and web portals (in Polish).


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