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  • Dave Smith

    • 13m TBC
    • General (Europe)
    • Checked in 1 week ago

Friendly crew required

Hi all, I'm looking for potential crew here.
Now and for the past 25 years I have been working as a civil servant within the MoD as a training instructor.
But, it does seem like groundhog day now and there is such a beautiful world to explore!
So in two months time I should be a semi retired guy looking for crew mates to do a circumnavigation, but not a race! Well that's the dream.
I still need to buy the boat and more than likely it will be from the Med. But by the 1st December I want to do the Atlantic crossing to the Caribbean.
I've been offered a one month contract as a Captain of a Cat in July 2021 in the USVI, working worh under privalged children and teaching them about the eco systems, plus sailing, snorkelling etc for which I think would be a fantastic experience. So during that period I will leave the boat with the, already established, crew.
We then need to see what the weather will be like to cross into the Pacific.
I've got one crew member, a guy who is about the same age as me, who just wants some more experience before he buys his own boat.
So I thought it word be good if two girls came along in a shared a cabin (Bunk beds) or V berth, that will give us 4-5 crew. So if just one girl joins us it will have to be down to 4 people on board because of the sleeping arrangements. I'm hoping you're staying with this! basically, I want a minimum of 4 people crossing the Atlantic, Men or mixed.
I'm looking for good crew, with a balanced outlook on life and shared interests, but will bring something new to the team so we can learn from each other.
I will be looking for contributions towards the boats running costs of ? euros per day plus a share of the victualling, this will depend on how many people are aboard.
It maybe that either yourself, or with a friend, girlfriend or wife would like to brush up your skills before chartering on your own, then that is fine too, be part of the crew. At times there may only be myself on-board so an ideal time.
I intend to have this yacht as my home with an iridium. The main reason for me will be weather modules etc.
We all take a share of the cooking, cleaning and watch duties. If you are learning then no problem, there should be plenty of time in the Med or wherever so you feel comfortable with the boat before any Ocean crossings.
I'm also interested in seeing the places we visit so not all sail sail, but a relaxed voyage and to explore these places or just relax and have fun.
How does that sound?
Dave .

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  • Crew positionFriendship

  • Availability 1 Sep 2020 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/modelTBC

  • Length13 metres

  • Berth8

  • Sailing from General (Europe)

  • Sailing to General (Caribbean)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionThis will completed later once the deal for the boat has been finalised.

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  • NationalityEnglish

  • Age57

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications ICC Power/Sail
    RYA Coastal Skipper
    RYA Day Skipper Practical
    RYA Day Skipper Theory
    RYA 1st Aid
    RYA Power Boat Level II
    RYA Radar
    RYA Sea Survival
    RYA Yachtmaster
    STCW 95 Personal Safety and Social Responsibility
    VHF Radio Telephony
    ENG1 cert.

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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