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    • 34, British
    • United Kingdom
    • Checked in 8 months ago

Experienced Charter Captain Looking for 60'-90' Sailing Vessel

Good day,
I am currently first mate for a 40 meter sloop in the Med, but the owner is trying to sell the vessel. So I would like to move on and find a more permanent solid position. Preferably captain on a 75' SY, but if the right boat and destination is good I would happily fulfill a first mates role.

I have over 2000+ days sea-going experience as captain and first mate on a variety of sailing vessels. Working busy charters to delivering across oceans. I am currently doing my Master 200gt/ OOW 500gt.
I worked on several boats for a company called Tradewinds ranging from 52’ to 70’ catamarans. I did 64 weeks of charters for them.
I was trained by The Clipper Race and stood in as an extra delivery crew for the Clipper North Pacific race where we landed a second position.
I have worked old classics, ketches, schooners, sloops, cats.
I have been captain of a 94 ft SY catamaran this past year, with a 6 month yard period.
I am observant, personal, professional and discrete.
I grew up in a family who have hospitality and catering companies, I understand all aspects of that side of the sailing business and it comes naturally. Which helps when building an experience for your guests.

Please get in touch if you think I could help your vacancy.
Many thanks
Oliver Horsford

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About me

  • Availability 15th January 2022

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

  • NationalityBritish

  • Age34

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesSpanish

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosYes

  • VISAs Schengen visa (or EU citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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  • Jan 2015 RYA Radar Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA Power Boat Level II Progressing

  • Jan 2015 Spinnaker Handling Course Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA Sea Survival Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA Day Skipper Theory Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA 1st Aid Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA Day Skipper Practical Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA Competent Crew Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA Coastal Skipper Progressing

  • Jan 2015 Short Range VHF / GMDSS Progressing

  • Jan 2015 RYA Yachtmaster Theory Progressing

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  • Bartender
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  • Provisioning
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  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
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  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Kite surfer
  • Free-diving
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  • Filing & Fairing
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  • Whipping and splicing
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Rigging
  • Radio Operator
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  • Helmsmen
  • Yoga
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  • Blogger/Writer
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  • Sales and Marketing
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Teaching
  • Drone pilot
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • General building
  • Varnishing
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  • IT Literate
  • Galley Assistant
  • Barista
  • Tennis
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  • Canyoning
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