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Nomadic Cruiser heading West

I live on a sailboat because I needed to slow down and travel through life at sailboat speeds. Life has been full of ups and downs....... but this is definitely at the top end of up and is a beautiful and therapeutic way to live. I can and have sailed my boat solo but I find it most enjoyable sharing the journey with someone that appreciates the beauty that is mother nature around us.

I am interested in female crew-mates to share this wonderful adventure with. 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 deter you from contacting me.

Ideal Crew qualities: Happy, galley friendly, coffee loving, creative cook, bold, brave, level headed, positive energy and attitude, a bit of a hippie, excellent communication abilities, in great health, not disgusted by fish guts, stable at sea, some experience with sailing preferred, a light packer, excellent problem solving skills.

I like to have assistance with sailing, docking, cooking, keeping the boat clean and maintained, and to provide companionship. Some sailing experience would be great but if you have not logged hundreds of nautical miles don't worry. Sailing is not hard to pick up. I will share with you what I know. The boat is safe, clean, well maintained, and well equipped.

The Anchor light is the drinking light. No consumption under way at all. But we will have a well equipped bar and beer stock. Two rules of sailing...... never run out of beer or cookies.

We will focus on comfortable, low risk, low stress sailing. The weather and ocean will give us enough un-planned excitement to deal with and enjoy, so we will not press in to foul weather or any other risky business. This means crew should be very flexible with time schedules.

Marinas are for water and 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 dinghy ride away for variety.

This is a shared expense opportunity, boat upgrades and maintenance are my responsibility but everything else will be shared equally (food, water, fuel, 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. In 2019 the shared expenses worked out around €10-20 per day for 2 people (motoring and marinas can push it towards €20).

I love to snorkel and scuba dive. I am a fairly 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. All day on a random beach, to me, is a good use of a day. I have a rock solid personality, not easily ruffled, calm under pressure, and am easy going and laid back. At the same time, I have a have a loud, command voice (thank you Army), and can be very intense. I am not a doctor or anything, but I am skilled at first aid, trained in CPR, first aid, recovery, and know how to treat many conditions.

Timeline and plan - I am currently in Rhodes, when the lockdown ends I plan to head in a Westerly direction aiming for Malta. After that it is an open book, we can go wherever we like. I would like to cross the Atlantic in Dec 2021 and explore the Caribbean next.

If you have any questions then please ask. I am more than happy to discuss me, my boat and my plans.

(This advert updated May 2020)

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  • Crew positionFriendship

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselPaid by crew

  • Expenses onboardContribution on a shared basis

  • Team / SoloNot important

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelOlympic Sea

  • Length42 feet

  • Berth4

  • Sailing from General (Europe) , Rhodes

  • Sailing to General (Europe)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionA 1991 Olympic Sea 42. Furling sails with all lines back to the cockpit, well maintained, a good set of electronics and she sails beautifully. 3 double cabins and 2 heads (but the 3rd cabin is generally for equipment), new cooker in the galley. 220Ah of batteries and solar. 400 litres of water and 150 litres of diesel. New mast, standing rigging and running rigging in 2016. Last surveyed March 2019. Liferaft, EPIRB, AIS, oversized Rocna for secure nights at anchor. Rib Dinghy with new Mercury outboard.

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  • NationalityEnglish

  • Age50

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications 1st Aid
    ICC Power/Sail
    RYA Competent Crew
    RYA Day Skipper Practical
    RYA Day Skipper Theory
    RYA Yachtmaster Theory
    Short Range VHF / GMDSS
    PADI Instructor
    International Certificate Of Competency (ICC)

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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Maiden Voyage


From Athens to Limassol, the maiden voyage had everything you could want. From calm serenity to some boystrous & challenging conditions, both Mark and his new home handled them within their stride. I felt comfortable and at ease with the capabilities of boat and skipper working together as one. We shared some good laughs, interesting debates and a democratic view on how we faced decisions, problems and i enjoyed the positive rhythmn that was created. I have skippered my own boat, delivered boats and sailed for fun on others boats, this is one boat i would return to without hesitation. Have an amazing summer, fair winds and fun new experiences.

6th Jun 2019

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