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  • Paul 2021

    • 53ft Bowman
    • General (Caribbean)
    • Checked in 12 hours ago

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Caribbean Cruising April 2024

I am looking for long term sailing friends to sail with me for the next few month or years.
My plan for 2024 is to sail and explore the NE Caribbean. I’m not going to be sailing nonstop, sail to an island and get to know it.
We can try a few days/weeks to see if we are compatible. I need one at a push two people, must be easy going and pleasant personality. Competence and experience diving and sailing is a bonus, but you can learn to sail better on the water.

A rough plan is:
south to Guadaloupe, Dominica, Martinique, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada. Returning to Martinique in June. From there cruising the nearby islands (mainly south) until December. 2025 heading west towards Panama and the Pacific.

But nothing is set in stone.
Absolutely no smokers.
Shared cost for food, fuel, meals ashore (only what you spent), etc.

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Position

  • Crew positionCompetent Crew

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardContribution on a shared basis

  • Team / SoloNot important

  • Caribbean Summer Sailing

    Based in Martinique for June, and mid September to December . Able to reach all the islands in the Eastern Caribbean but crucially will have a safe harbour in the South in case of storms.

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelBowman

  • Length53 feet

  • Berth5

  • Sailing from General (Caribbean) , Antigua

  • Sailing to General (Caribbean) , TBC

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionThe Boat is a 53' Ketch with a large Genoa, Staysail, Spinnaker and Gennaker. The boat is set up for Blue Water Cruising, with all associated equipment and safety gear. However Crew would be expected to bring their own foul weather clothing. We have the usual electronics, Radar, GPS, Plotter, SSB, VHF. Autopilot, Wind, Speed, Depth, AIS. Also have solar panels so they keep on top of our power needs in most circumstances. She performs well and is safe Currently in Antigua looking forward to sailing until the foreseeable future. I would prefer long term crew but can be flexible.

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Skipper

  • NationalityEnglish

  • Age53

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of French
    Spanish

  • Qualifications Long Range Radio Certificate
    RYA 1st Aid
    RYA Yachtmaster
    Short Range VHF / GMDSS
    International Certificate Of Competency (ICC)
    PADI - Rescue Diver (emergency first response)
    PADI - Master Scuba Diver

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

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Island Sailing

5

I had a great time sailing the islands from Antigua to Dominica. Before getting on his boat i had never sailed in my life so he teached me all the basics and we worked as a team pretty fast. He has a lot of patience to tell you everything you need to know and very detailed. I learned so much about sailing and how a boat really works on the inside and outside. I recommend Paul to everybody that is looking for some good conversations, nice sailing and just having a good time :)

24th Apr 2024

Fantastic Sailing

5

I have sailed over 2000 miles with Paul. He is a very knowledgable and safety conscious skipper who is always happy to share his wisdom and help others on their learning journey. The boat is well maintained and great fun to sail in all weathers. There are always plenty of cookies and laughs to be had on this vessel. I look forward to my next time on board.

12th Jun 2022

Weekend sail

5

I had a privilege to sail with Paul 4 times now (10 days overall) and I cannot fault his skills as a skipper. He plans trips in detail, feeds the crew to excess, is patient in explaining basics of sailing to the beginners. There is a lot of banter on the boat and good mix of skills and female / male ratio. Have felt comfortable as a single female.

16th Dec 2021

Weekend sail

5

Thanks Paul for a great weekend of sailing in the Solent! And thanks for the extra navigation lessons! Look forward to seeing you again soon as soon as weather allows. Paul was an excellent skipper and has a beautiful, safe and exciting boat. He is an excellent host and takes time to coach some of the less experienced crew. Great guy. Recommend strongly!

1st Nov 2021

Weekend Sail

5

We had a great sail, Paul and the other crew helping us along our learning curve. Good laugh, sailing, sunshine and a few beers with nice people. Paul is a down to earth genuine guy.

26th Jul 2021

Fun cruising

5

Boat in excellent condition, great mix of crew, owner very nice and very experienced (yachtmaster offshore) so no sea safety issues. Fine as a single woman.

20th Jul 2021

Great boat

5

Lovely boat, well maintained, lovely fun crew with good safety and seamanship. All abilities and no issues as a single female crew.

19th Jul 2021

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