Desperately seeking a Skipper / Captain who is:
Position (1st): Recreational Crew
Position (2nd): Deckhand
Location: United Kingdom
Last logged in: 34 minutes ago
oceans11: Sympathetic, patient, kind, understanding, adaptable in their approach to teaching /
to help a damsel in distress with her sails!! (in exchange for boat work perhaps - i.e. de fouling, painting, sanding, etc.)
Basically I strive to do my best in life, I have a passion for the water and want to follow this totally, with all of my heart in every direction.
I am intelligent with some things and extremely slow / dyslexic (at first) with others.
When taking my Day Skipper:
My lovely instructor said that he passed me because I excelled in some areas and other areas I struggled to grasp the concept of.
In other areas:
My instructor was letting me moor up against pontoons, said that my helm work was great, especially at night, but said that I need practice somewhere afterwards with sails / ropes.
Therefore I am looking for:
A knight in shining armour who would be exceptionally patient so I have no fear (till I grasp this at least, then it wouldn't bother me what was said), who would let me raise and lower the main, genoa, in a bay or somewhere suitable to practice this until I finally grasp it.
I am hoping desperately that there is a person out there. If you are, please message me on firstname.lastname@example.org and give me your thoughts.
It took me rather a long time to learn how to drive - my instructor even said 'some people aren't meant to drive' - I never gave up, as with everything I do. However I knew myself inside out to know that I would get there, as I have with everything. I passed my test 23 years ago and have driven everything from a motorbike through to a very large van for removals (maybe 30 different types of cars), can drive abroad with ease, and in a left hand drive car too. That is how I am with the things I am slow with at first.
So as with sailing - my confidence WILL grow with the right person to guide / teach me, and I know eventually I will excel. PLEASE HELP !!!!!! :)
I am currently staying in Maidstone, Kent, and am willing to travel anywhere. Thanks for reading.