Matthew Debicki

Address: 149 Claremont Ave. Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R2H1W3

Contact me:

U.K. 44-79-1951-8511 United Kingdom Sailing Academy, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7PQ, ENGLAND
I am back in England and can be reached on my UK mobile at any time. If you're a friend and would like access to my secret page, send me an e-mail, if you're not a friend, feel free to e-mail me anyways! or phone me on my mobile at 44-79-1951-8511, or if it's urgent contact 1-204-237-0553

This page isn't quite up to date, as I manage to keep myself busy. I'm based in Europe for the winter and am interested in any skipper positions, part or full time that may be available. If you have any positions available feel free to e-mail me!

Good winds!

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My Ocean Logbook

This is some of my writing, I plan to add to it, at some point...

I managed to make the news in Newcastle, check it out.
Race Week and Around Grenada race shots.
Shots from Hogs Breath and Hamilton Island race weeks in Australia.
Here's my survival story and photo album
Check out my N.Z. pics.
This is the rugby club I play for on the Isle of Wight

Curriculum Vitae.

Highlights of


€ RYA Yachtmaster Ocean

€ RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory succesfully completed

€ MCA commercial endorsement

€ RYA Yachtmaster Shore Based Theory course successfully completed

€ RYA/MCA approved First aid aboard ship 3 day course successfully completed

€ RYA/MCA approved Sea survival course successfully completed

€ PADI open water dive certified

€ Competitive lifeguard: advanced first aid skills

€ Powerboat level 2 licence: RYA/CSA recognised

€ VHF DSC licence: RYA/CSA recognised

€ Training of leadership skills through the Y.M.C.A.

€ Excellent management skills and experience

€ Raced,crewed and skipped on multihulls,monohulls, and tallships

€ Competitive sailboat racer since childhood

Check out the LOWISA website.

€ Vast amount of job versatility

€ Demonstrated leadership ability

€ Green level sailing instructor

€ NCCP coaching level one theory

€ NCCP level one gymnastics instructor

€ Punctual, polite and industrious

€ High-school diploma- Honour role

€ 3rd year University of Manitoba Engineering



Currently skipper on Inventure, a 60' Wingsailed Trimaran.

€ Check out her site.

-Atlantic Crossing, Cape Town to St Lucia on a Robertson and Caine 42 foot cat.

-Crewed and skipped a Inventure halfway around the U.K,

€ The 2001 round the U.K. site.

-Tasman Crossing, Airlie Beach to Auckland on a Wylie 60

-Atlantic Crossing, Beaufort S.C. to Portugal on a Benetau First 42

-Crewed for Brest 2000 on Tall-ship Johanna Lucretia


Experience Outside of Sailing

-Wainui YMCA Outdoor Puruits Center: 2000-01

-Teen Stop Jeunesse: 1998-99

-Teen Stop Jeunesse: 1998-99

-Camp Stephens: Kenora, Ont. summer 1998

-Respite worker: Weekends, 1997-98

-Camp WANNAKUMBAC Clear Lake, summer 1996-97

-Camp MANITOU Wpg, summers 1994-96


In the company of friends

€ Live in care-worker for someone with Cerebral Palsy

€ Responsible for budgeting and physical care of client


€ Designed and built many modifications to assist in clients day-to-day living

Teen Stop

€ Working as a supervisor at a centre with disadvantaged youth.

€ Implement new programs and activities

€ General repairs of building and equipment


€ Created a bond with almost all the kids that frequent the drop-in

€ Rebuilt the inoperational riding lawn mower, making it operational

€ Touched many kids lives and have changed their outlook on life


YM-YWCA Summer camps

Camp counsellor

€ Was in charge of groups of 12 kids for two week periods throughout summer

€ Job requirements included planning and programming activities for the entire week and modifying the programs in order to enable children with special needs to participate.

Sailing coordinator

€ Worked with all ages (4-18)

€ Ran sailing instruction programs

€ Maintained and operated boats, including major hull damage, and the construction of storage facilities

€ Budgeted for the entire four month period (supplies and parts)

€ Kept inventory of boat equipment


€ Developed new sailing programs for future coordinators to use

€ Assisted in the programming of all-camp mass days in which the whole camp participated in group activities which entailed the logistics of having 450 kids of different ages working as a cohesive unit

€ Was in charge of the camp adventure group -handling funds and negotiating with companies for special deals

€ Learned every camp song I ever heard


For reference contact J.T. Smith at 1-204-254-2257

South Wpg. Y.M.C.A.

Volunteer Experience

St Amant Centre Winnipeg,Manitoba 1993-95

€ Special needs volunteer

South Wpg. Y.M.C.A. 1992-98

€ Instructor of various sports from swimming to rock climbing



€ 3rd year Engineering, University of Manitoba

€ Completed my Senior 4 (grade 12 ) in Warsaw, Poland, at Renι Goscinny, a French Lycιe, in cooperation with Collθge Jeanne-Sauvι-a French Immersion High school

€ I have a valid Manitoba DriverΉs License

€ Was school president and chief editor of the school newspaper

For reference contact Terry Borys, Superintendent of Schools for St. Vital; 1-204-257-0124

€ National Lifesaving Society. certified, includes first aid, CPR, Anna kit trained


Extra-curricular activities

€ Competitive rugby player, member of the junior provincial team, played first division in N.Z.

€ Enjoy all sports, have played many years of hockey, soccer, basketball....

€ Have raced sailboats in 21 L.O.W.I.S.A. regattas, head of kids activities for 5 years

€ Like to read, play chess, ...

€ Diversified athletic ability- climbing, sailing, hiking, swimming, hockey, skiing

€ U.M.S.U. (University of Manitoba students union) volunteer

€ Member of U.M.E.S. (Engineering student society)



€ Am fluent in French, English, Polish, Spanish, and basic sign language

€ Capable of understanding Italian, Portuguese and many Slavic languages, as well as willing and able to learn any other!


€ Born April 27th 1979 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Have Dual Polish/Canadian citizenship.

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