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  • Stephen...

    • 59, British
    • General (Europe)
    • Checked in 5 days ago

Hi, Are you looking for a respectful crew member with skills (RYA YM) and experience (10k+nm inc ocean crossings)?

*** A big thank you to those I have sailed with and those who have contacted me but I am now committed until October 2023 when I will be looking for another boat to assist in another transatlantic ***

Looking to assist as crew or mate on a transatlantic this year (Nov/Dec ‘23) I don’t need the miles , I just love the ocean and dealing with the challenges that inevitably arise on a boat. If you need experienced assistance to get you over to your cruising ground safely then let me help. I’ll pay my own fares and a contribution to my own food . It’s a win for both of us.

I have Completed 7 Transatlantic crossings , most in large powered vessels many years ago but in 2021 and again in 2022, I sailed across in lagoon catamarans, 1 as crew , 1 as First Mate (references from previous yacht owners available )

Based in Scotland in the UK , I’m looking to be part of a crew on a boat where I can expand my personal knowledge, improve my skills and contribute as a valued team member and hopefully have a laugh on the way and beer at the end.

Retired now from the emergency services I can keep a cool head in a crisis. Previously trained in first aid , sea survival , marine firefighting and Helicopter underwater escape training I can bring a set of skillls that hopefully you would never need.
I have way more than just a working knowledge of Diesel engines and can strip a cyl head, lap the valves and seats and rebuild without issue. I maintain a good understanding of boat systems and fault finding from years of own boat ownership.

As an RYA Yachtmaster I can hold night watch and allow you to sleep soundly knowing your vessel is in safe hands.

I don’t smoke , take drugs or bring any immature drama or life baggage.

Any trips considered , I have sailed the Atlantic East to West (2021 & 2022) but I am fortunate to have the time and good health to go anywhere. Trips of 1 to 4 weeks would be ideal , extended cruising for several months is less likely. Med / Atlantic / Caribbean would be first choices but open to other areas.

So please drop me a message if you have any ideas to explore even if you haven’t firmed up on your own plans / timetable yet .Happy for a WhatsApp / zoom call to discuss without commitments either way. Or message me , a prompt reply is guaranteed. ....regards,

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  • Availability 1st October 2023

  • LocationGeneral (Europe)

  • NationalityBritish

  • Age59

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Mile building
    Delivery Crew
    Boat sitter
    1st Mate

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Apr 2017 RYA Day Skipper Practical Complete

  • Mar 2017 RYA Day Skipper Theory Complete

  • Sep 2021 RYA 1st Aid Complete

  • May 2017 VHF Radio Telephony Complete

  • May 2018 RYA Yachtmaster Theory Complete

  • Sep 2021 RYA Yachtmaster Complete

  • Dec 2019 PADI - Advanced Open Water Complete

  • Feb 2022 RYA Oceanmaster Theory Complete

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  • Helmsmen
  • Navigation
  • Photography
  • General building
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Carpentary
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Cleaning
  • Microsoft office
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Radio Operator
  • Marine First Aid
  • Diesel engine repair
  • IT Literate
  • Route planning
  • Weather planning
  • Teaching
  • Drone pilot
  • Tender driving
  • Varnishing
  • Managerial Skills
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