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    • 44ft Jeanneau 44DS
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Watch: Cruising Turkey and the Aegean in 2019

Cruising in Turkey, Greece and Caribbean in 2021

I am looking for a female sailing partner to accompany me on an extended cruise around the west coast of Turkey and the Greek Islands, starting mid April from Kas in Turkey. I am currently based in Kas in southern Turkey and sail regularly over the winter on fine days. Due to the current border dispute between Greece and Turkey I will start cruising from Kas in April up to Marmaris and Datca and then check out and go straight to Malta where it is possible to check in to the EU from Turkey. If the border between Turkey and Greece opens we will island hop across the Aegean, but if not it will be a straight 5-7 day passage. From Malta I plan to sail around Sicily before heading west to the Canaries and Cape Verde foran Atlantic crossing to the Caribbean.

I am looking for someone who is good company and likes the idea of cruising over long distances and exploring new places. Some sailing experience is preferred, but a good sense of humour and willingness to muck in are much more vital. I like to take things easy and typically sail 20-30 miles per day with longer passages between islands when required, stopping regularly at nice anchorages to chill out, swim and relax for a day or two before moving on. For the long ocean passages from Gibraltar to the Caribbean there will be additional crew onboard.

I have a beautiful, comfortable and spacious modern boat. Fully equipped for living aboard with WiFi, water maker, etc. She has three cabins and two heads with showers. She is also easy to sail and handle with electric winches and in mast furling, and a nice big code 0 headsail for sailing in light winds. I only put the motor on as a last resort! You will find me to be a good natured and patient skipper and friend. If you think you might be interested in accompanying me for part or all of the journey please get in touch and tell me a bit about yourself, experience and aspirations

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Position

  • Crew positionFriendship

  • Availability Available now for the foreseeable future

  • Expenses to/from vesselNegotiable

  • Expenses onboardNegotiable

  • Team / SoloNot important

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelJeanneau 44DS

  • Length44 feet

  • Berth6

  • Sailing from Turkey , Kas

  • Sailing to General (Caribbean)

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionNew boat delivered in April 2018. Three cabin layout with two doubles and one twin cabin. Two heads with showers. All electric winches, inmast furling main with 106 % genoa and furling code 0. Raymarine chart plotter and multi function displays, autopilot, AIS. For stormy harbour bound nights the saloon has a 40 inch TV, bose sound system, and a well stocked cocktail cabinet! Fully kitted out with all safety equipment including liferaft, EPIRB, lifejackets etc. I have equipped the boat for long distance cruising with a watermaker, solar panels, generator, air conditioning, 3/4G router, high powered WiFi and Iridium Go satellite communications so that we only have to visit harbour when we want to, not for water or internet access! Otherwise I prefer to anchor and take the dingy ashore to explore, and sample the local cuisine. The boat is designed for comfortable cruising, and sails well with a respectable performance upwind and downwind.

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Skipper

  • NationalityBritish

  • Age65

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Qualifications ICC Power/Sail
    RYA Day Skipper Practical
    RYA Day Skipper Theory

  • Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000

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I highly recommend traveling with Jim. He is a very good captain. He also likes to teach sailing. At the same time he is very respectful, trusthful, relaxed and fun. If you like to chat and learn new things, you should travel with him. You can talk to him for hours about different topics. You will be not bored ever. When you travel with him, you do not understand how the time goes. It will be a wonderful experience for you. Thanks ?

14th Jun 2021

Amazing first sailing experience

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I have no words to express the level of my appreciation and gratitude to have been invited on board of the Acheron! Jim is super knoledgeble technically and a patient instructor. Plus it was fun and easy to share life with the real gentle man he is. Comfortable. Safe. Brilliant! We did Milos > Kimolos > Sifnos > Antiparos > Ios in a few days. I learned so much! We also easily shared our stories and experiences. THANK-YOU!

6th Jul 2019

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