Central Mediterranean Cruising 2024
(This advert updated October 2023)
We will leave Tunisia around March/April 2024 sailing to Malta. After that I am open to suggestion. Either NE to Greece or NW and the Balearics. Winter 2024 will be back in Tunisia again arriving October/November.
The advert is in the Friendship section but I am happy with Competent Crew, Novice Crew or anybody that is fun to hang out on a boat with.
I am looking for assistance with sailing, docking, cooking, keeping the boat clean and maintained and some good conversation. It is nice to have someone to chat with and cooking only for myself makes me lazy. Some sailing experience would be great but is not a requirement. Sailing is not hard to pick up. I am definitely not a sailing instructor but I can show you enough to be very helpful with handling the boat. Previous crew have ranged from complete first timers all the way to folks with more experience than me. The boat is safe, clean, well maintained, and well equipped. I sail solo about half the time so you don't have to leap in and instantly be a sailor, we have time to learn some skills.
I am looking for a female crew mate to share this wonderful adventure with. I prefer female crew mates because in my experience they tend to contribute to a more relaxed atmosphere on board and thanks to the Army I have done my time living in close proximity to other guys. Although I would like to have one crew member for months on end I understand that some people cannot be away for so long. If you cannot stay for months please do not let that put you off contacting me. Although it would be great I’m not expecting crew to join me for the whole trip, I live on my boat so my trip never ends.
The anchor light is the drinking light. No consumption under way at all.
Ideal Crew qualities: Galley friendly, coffee loving, creative cook, bold, brave, level headed, sense of humour, positive energy and attitude, a bit of a hippie, music lover, excellent communication abilities, not disgusted by fish guts, some experience with sailing preferred but not essential, a light packer, excellent problem solving skills. You should be in good health.
We will focus on comfortable, enjoyable, low risk, low stress sailing. The weather and sea will give us enough un-planned excitement to deal with and enjoy, so we will not push on into foul weather or any other risky business. This means crew should be very flexible with time schedules.
Marinas are for fuel resupply and emptying wallets, I prefer to live a simpler life on the hook in beautiful quiet bays. There is almost always a bar or taverna a short dinghy ride away for variety. This is a shared expense opportunity. Boat upgrades and maintenance are my responsibility but all other sailing expenses will be shared equally (food, water, fuel, country cruising taxes, marina fees etc). I am not looking to hire a sailing buddy, I am looking for someone who enjoys sailing and exploring to share the experience with. I am also not looking to make money from having anyone join me as crew. Previously the shared expenses worked out around €15-25 per day for 2 people.
I love to snorkel, scuba dive and paddleboard, I also like to laze in a hammock with a book. I am told that I am a good cook. I love to explore the local scene and get in to the cultures of visited places so I tend to be a wandering type explorer and I think castles are amazing places to visit. I have a solid personality, not easily ruffled, calm under pressure, and am generally easy going and laid back. At the same time, I a have a loud command voice (thank you Army), and can be very intense.
I am not a doctor or anything like that but I am skilled at first aid and trained in CPR.
As far as “romance” is concerned, It would be great to share this journey with someone special. In life you never know what will happen with the future so I keep an open mind and am open to wherever life leads me. I know that it should not need to be written but i will write it anyway, romance is never a requirement to come sailing with me.
Thanks for reading, let me know if you are interested in sailing with me. If you have any questions then please ask, I am more than happy to discuss me, my boat and my plans and I will always video chat several times before inviting someone onto my boat.
I have multiple references from past crew available.