Position (1st): Captain/skipper
Position (2nd): Short Term Work
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MyForthView: Professionally - A kind of make it happen person! A lifelong appetite for all things nautical, ocean sailing, navigation and meteorology.
From a sailing perspective, I hold a full RYA Yachtmaster Offfshore Certificate and the RYA Ocean Yachtmaster theory qualification, but ex naval navigator, including vhf and long-range radio certificates. I started sailing in 1954 and have been sailing solo since 1963. My passion for ocean sailing and routing and meteorology is well known, including a gold medal presented to me by both the French and Canadian authorities in 2008 for undertaking this work (free of charge), in taking 60 yachts in both directions from La Rochelle – Quebec – La Rochelle. Known as the Grande Traversée de l'Atlantique, this was part of the festivities celebrating the 400th anniversary of the founding of Quebec. This included taking a number of yachts through the eye of a massive hurricane Bertha in real time.
With plenty of free time since residing on the banks of the Firth of Forth, I give back a lifetime’s sailing experience to assist boat owners/skippers, etc with any sailing requirements they may have. This can be at any time during the 7-day week and for any duration, from day sailing to passage making, to delivery whether it be coastal, offshore or ocean if short-handed, etc.
In September I skippered a Moody 41 from the River Forth (Scotland) to Kristiansand (Norway) and return. The two-way trip took 3.5 days out and 5 days back, which included a F7 and 12 metre swell off the SW corner of Norway. The essence was to teach the owner to understand passage making and to ascertain if the yacht was capable of such passages. As I am retired all I ask is that my return flights back to Edinburgh are paid for and that I am fed and watered on the boat, and remuneration for the time I am on-board.
Further, recently, I was contracted to take a Fountaine Pajot catamaran from Southampton to Gibraltar for a boat owner new to sailing and instruct him over this passage period (at his request) in all techniques of catamaran sailing for three weeks.
The basis of remuneration are flights from and to Edinburgh,fed and watered on the boat, and remuneration for the time I am on-board.
Perhaps you can respond by email to firstname.lastname@example.org as it will be more convenient.
I have met and discussed with many boat owners over the years, who intend to undertake great voyages and a vast percentage are not prepared. My strength is to share my experience to allow owners achieve their ambitions while on passage.
I support sailing for the disabled and you can visit the Facebook group "Sailing For A Cause" to find out about it, participate or to join the Group.
The Crewbay website has full detail of me.
Thanks for reading.
Cell: 07578 88 88 28
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RYA Yachtmaster Offshore (Sail and Auxiliary Engine)