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    • 57, British
    • United Kingdom
    • Checked in 1 month ago

RYA Day Skipper (Power & Sail) plus SRC/GMDSS & Radar - Looking for crewing opportunities

I learn something new every time I go out on a boat, so I love to be able to sail with skippers and crew who are willing to share their knowledge and experience. In return, I pay my way, pay attention, recognise my place, and carry my weight! :-)

It's a privilege to meet and spend time with like-minded people doing something that I truly love, and to make new friends along the way.

My list of the most important things to bring onto a boat? In no particular order I'd say: All the essentials for safe sailing, plus respect for the skipper my crewmates and the boat, an easy-going personality, an appetite for fun and adventure, (tempered with a large dose of common sense), a 'can-do' attitude (no job too small) and, above all, a good sense of humour!

If I sound like someone you'd like to go sailing with then please get in touch. I'm available most weekends at short notice to go sailing on the Solent and, with a bit more notice, for longer passages in the UK, Europe or even further afield.

If you can bear to read on I've included a bit about my sailing background and experience below...

I live in the UK within 45 minutes drive of the Solent, where I try and spend as much time as I can on the water. I started my formal training and certification for power boating several years ago, but have always been in love with sailing too, so in April 2017 I added RYA Day Skipper (Sail) to my other RYA certifications. I'm currently preparing for my RYA Coastal Skipper (Sail) certification, which I hope to complete early in 2021.

I have experience on a variety of yachts including a Moody 29, Westerly Conway 36, Bavaria 37, Beneteau Oceanis 38.1, Hanse 385, Hanse 400e, Dufour 375, Dufour 520, and an Arcona 410.

On the power side I have skippered and crewed a variety of boats including a Beneteau Antares 30, Sealine S34 and a Jeanneau Prestige 36 flybridge

Passages have including weekend sailing, short-handed sailing, some 'gentle' racing in the Solent, plus longer/overnight passages to the West Country, cross-Channel to Cherbourg and St Vaast, Northern Sicily and the Aeolian Islands, and a delivery from Cowes to Numansdoorp in the Netherlands. The more challenging ones included safely crossing the Channel shipping lanes in sea fog with <50m visibility, and sailing through an F8 gale.

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

  • NationalityBritish

  • Age57

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesGerman

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs Schengen visa (or EU citizenship)

  • Sea miles500 - 2,500

  • Required position Competent Crew
    Mile building
    Novice Crew

  • Expected arrangement Recreational

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  • Apr 2017 RYA Day Skipper Practical Complete

  • May 2015 RYA Radar Complete

  • Apr 2017 RYA Day Skipper Practical Complete

  • Dec 2013 RYA Day Skipper Theory Complete

  • Dec 2013 RYA Day Skipper Theory Complete

  • Sep 2013 Short Range VHF / GMDSS Complete

  • Aug 2021 RYA Coastal Skipper Progressing

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  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Radio Operator
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Tender driving
  • IT Literate
  • Cooking
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