Johan W Toll

Me, sailing across the Baltic sea, Sweden

"An everlasting wonderful feeling!"

SAILING has always been my number one passion. Setting out to sea is a an everlasting wonderful feeling. I have been a sailor since the first year I could walk and now have a lot of experience in the practical and theoretical aspects of handling sailing vessels.

I’m 29 years old, born and raised in a small coastal town in the central east of Sweden. My father is a doctor - E.N.T. specialist - at Nyköping Medical Center. My mother has a bachelor of Arts in journalism and works for a professional restaurant journal. I guess their academic background has inspired me to go on studying, although it turned out to be within a completely different field.

Following the Science Program in high school laid the foundation for further academic studies at Linköping Institute of Technology. In between I made my military service as Chief of Boat for fifteen months in the navy. I got a lot of experience how to maneuver a vessel, navigate in the archipelago in all kinds of rough weather types, and how to master the position as chief of a boat.

When not studying, I like seeing my friends and to have a beer at the local pub. I also practice a lot of sports, including squash, mountainbiking, snowboarding, windsurfing and weights. Music has always been one of my passions. I play the flute and when I was a younger, I was active in a fifty people wind orchestra. It is a great feeling being a part of the collective effort when everything times and harmonizes perfectly; and to be a part of the music created by Sibelius, Mozart or Beethoven.

If possible I would like to spend some time working abroad. I believe that my educational background and European perspective would make me a valuable asset to a global company. I am open-minded, a positive and humble person, and I find it easy to get along with people. I consider working abroad is an excellent opportunity of putting the skills I have acquired during my education to work at a company, and at the same time get to know a new country and its culture!