Position (1st): 1st mate
Position (2nd): Competent Crew
Last logged in: 12 minutes ago
Dave012: Lets start with what I've been doing. Until 06/2016 I was a Vehicle Services Technician, a position I held for 5 years. This job consisted of sitting at a desk (9 till 5, Monday to Friday) looking at damaged vehicles, checking engineering assessments, and physically checking vehicles for re assessments. My role also required interaction between insurance companies, policy holders, and various other salvage agents. I gained this position through experience and working knowledge of automotive engineering and customer services. All 3 roles were with the same company (Copart U.K.) I was employed by Copart for 12 years.
Enough about the boring stuff! I am now a sailor, though unemployed! I took a sabbatical from my engineering job with Copart in June 2017. I had recently spit with my wife and my Mother died. I wanted more from life, I've always been a lover of the ocean, so thought lets try sailing! I started a Fast track Yacht Master Offshore course with Allabroad Sailing Academy in Gibraltar. It was intensive to say the least, and found I love and have a passion for sailing, I also picked it up very easily, and I am good at it. I have completed a variety of nautical courses and have crewed on a delivery from Des Sables (France) to Gibraltar. Unfortunately I failed my Yacht Master in December, due to over confidence. Part of the exam was a short passage to an anchorage, I knew the area well, and had made the trip before, so didn't look at the charts, take bearings etc, and just sailed it.. The Examiner said I should of planned it, and that I was too close to a rocky shore. I will be re taking my Yacht Master...
Sorry about my rambling, I'll try and keep the rest short! I am an easy going person, but at the same time quite particular, if I see something out of place, or wrong I will correct it, no I haven't got OCD. I am clean and tidy, and not afraid of long hours and hard work.