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  • StuartfLewis

    • 64, United Kingdom
    • United Kingdom
    • Checked in 2 months ago

Looking for a sailing position

Hi - I've just recently retired and I am an RYA YachtMaster. I'm interested in finding a position as a sailor, my skills include racing (all positions), long haul delivery, instructor, navigator, crew management, cook and social secretary. I'm looking forward to meeting some new people!

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

  • NationalityUnited Kingdom

  • Age64

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish, Welsh, Japanese

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench, Greek, Spanish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs Post Brexit British so confused

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Friendship
    Captain
    1st Mate
    Teacher

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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Experience log

31
    • Date: 1st September 2023

      Duration: 6 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Mate on Challenge Wales bringing her from from Spain to Cardiff after the Tall Ships race

    • Date: 1st August 2023

      Duration: 8 days

      Experience Type: Voluntary

    • Mate on Challenge Wales for various sails with young people or corporate groups in the Bristol Channel

    • Date: 1st July 2023

      Duration: 6 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Spain to Falmouth with owner en route home from Greece

    • Date: 1st June 2023

      Duration: 11 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Azores to Spain with owner en route to sell his Halbery Rassey 46 in Spain

    • Date: 1st June 2023

      Duration: 16 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Racing Tonto in Cardiff Bay Yacht Club Tuesday evening Summer series. Won 1st place in NHC class. Also racing in TARS

    • Date: 1st February 2023

      Duration: 12 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Denmark to Holland with a new owner relocating his new boat

    • Date: 1st July 2022

      Duration: 12 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Malta to Valencia with a new owner relocating his life

    • Date: 1st November 2021

      Duration: 30 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Finished the year with a slow one, Malta to Tenerife with stops in Sardinia, Spain, Gibraltar and La Gomera. Lovely trip

    • Date: 1st October 2021

      Duration: 14 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • Pisa to Cork, only stopped in Gibraltar for fuel, Cascais for gas, and A Coruña waiting for a weather window across the Bay of Biscay. 2000 miles in 14 sea days, quickest delivery I've ever done.

    • Date: 1st August 2021

      Duration: 7 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Rolex Fastnet race - Cowes to Cherbourg via the rock, straight to Falmouth post race. On Minnie The Minx, Beneteau First 40 Finished on 13 Aug - 09:38:55 after racing for 4 days and 20:58:55 hours 18th in IRC2 class of 33 finishers (17 DNF) from fleet of 50 starting https://www.rolexfastnetrace.com/results/2021/rfr-irc-two02.html

    • Date: 1st July 2021

      Duration: 2 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • First weekend of 195th Cowes Week 2021 and my 4th. Racing Draig y Môr / Sea Dragon a FarEast 28 https://fareast28r.com/ in the HP30 class

    • Date: 1st June 2021

      Duration: 16 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Skipper of racing yacht Tonto competing in Tuesday evening both Spring and Summer Series. Check the club calendar https://www.cbyc.co.uk/calendar 3rd from 10 in first series https://www.sailwave.com/results/cbycCruiser/TE%20Spring%202021%20NHC.htm

    • Date: 1st April 2021

      Duration: 4 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Racing Draig y Môr / Sea Dragon a FarEast 28 https://fareast28r.com/ in the Solent at RSYC https://www.royal-southern.co.uk/ for Warsash Spring Championships

    • Date: 1st July 2020

      Duration: 7 days

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Round trip charter from Milford Haven, South Wales to Isles of Scilly. Down via Padstow, back in a straight line

    • Date: 1st August 2019

      Duration: 3 months

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Racing Gladrags with John Griffiths in Cardiff Bay and Minx 2 (Beneteau First 40) with Phil Cook out in the Bristol channel http://cbyc.co.uk/racing/

    • Date: 1st July 2019

      Duration: 1 day

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Racing Seluke (First 30) in Milford Haven, West Wales

    • Date: 1st June 2019

      Duration: 29 days

      Experience Type: Charter work

    • Skipper of Phoenix (Moody 38) leading two 14 day South-North Ionian flotillas of 10 similar yachts - Vounaki, Little Sivota, Frikes, Big Vathi,Kalamos,Little Vathi, Prevasa, Monanisi, Praga, Lakka, Plata Reia, Sivota

    • Date: 1st May 2019

      Duration: 8 days

      Experience Type: Charter work

    • Skipper of Spirit (Beneteau Oceanis 37') leading a 7 day South Ionian flotilla of 10 similar yachts - Vounaki, Abelike, Little Sivota, Frikes, Big Vathi, Kalamos

    • Date: 1st April 2019

      Duration: 3 months

      Experience Type: Onshore

    • Pre season fit out, maintenance and preparation of 67 yacht fleet for Ionian flotillas

    • Date: 1st January 2019

      Duration: 2 months

      Experience Type: Charter work

    • UKSA RYA Yachtmaster Training course Cowes, Solent, France

    • Date: 1st July 2018

      Duration: 5 days

      Experience Type: Delivery

    • First mate on Jigsaw of Gosport ( Oyster 35 ) with Paul McCarthy Ipswich - Roscoff - 500 nautical miles non stop

    • Date: 1st January 2017

      Duration: 1 year

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Crew on Maverick ( MGHS 30 ) with Rene Koomen Racing in West Wales

    • Date: 1st January 2015

      Duration: 2 years

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Foredeck on Sabriel ( Bavaria 42 Sport ) with Martin Gifford Racing in Bristol channel, Shanghai Cup

    • Date: 1st January 2014

      Duration: 1 year

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Foredeck and Skipper on Puckoon ( Beneteau First 31.7 ) with Phil Williams. Racing in Bristol channel

    • Date: 1st January 2013

      Duration: 1 year

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Foredeck and Skipper on As if by Magic ( Beneteau First 34.7 ) with Timon Robson Racing in Bristol channel, Cowes week

    • Date: 1st January 2012

      Duration: 1 day

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • 2 handed on Seluke ( Beneteau First 30 ) with Andrew Humble Racing in Bristol channel, West Wales

    • Date: 1st January 2011

      Duration: 1 year

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Foredeck and Skipper on As if by Magic ( Beneteau First 34.7 ) with Timon Robson Racing in Bristol channel, Cowes week

    • Date: 1st January 2010

      Duration: 1 year

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Foredeck and Skipper on Puckoon ( Beneteau First 31.7 ) with Phil Williams. Racing in Bristol channel

    • Date: 1st January 2009

      Duration: 1 year

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Foredeck on Puckoon (Beneteau First 31.7) with Phil Williams. Racing in the Bristol channel

    • Date: 1st July 1989

      Duration: 3 months

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Plymouth, Iceland, Greenland, Eire, Plymouth

    • Date: 1st July 1987

      Duration: 2 months

      Experience Type: Recreational

    • Plymouth to circumnavigation of Iceland and back via Faro islands

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Qualifications

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  • Jan 2019 1st Aid Complete

  • Jan 2019 MCA Sea Survival Complete

  • Jan 2019 MCA /RYA Approved Engine Course Complete

  • Jun 2014 RYA Power Boat Level II Complete

  • Nov 2019 RYA Yachtmaster Complete

  • Jan 2019 Short Range VHF / GMDSS Complete

  • Jan 2019 VHF Radio Telephony Complete

  • Nov 2018 ENG1 cert. Complete

  • Jun 2021 RYA Power Boat Instructor Complete

  • Jan 2019 RYA Professional Practices and Responsibilities ( PPR ) Complete

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Skills

  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Photo editing
  • Software development
  • Video editing
  • Waterskiing
  • Windsurfing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Whipping and splicing
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Rigging
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Teaching
  • Tender driving
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Car mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • General building
  • Varnishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Bartender
  • Galley Assistant
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Crane Operation
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Q&A

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Q: What is the longest passage you’ve completed without stops? From Greenland to Eire

Q: Gin and Tonic in a beautiful anchorage or trimming the sails to get an extra half knot? Trim the sails to get to the cold beer / G&T / fantastic meal just a little sooner.... work hard, play hard, relax

Q: What’s your favourite boating experience? Winning Abersoch Keelboat week on a great boat with a superb crew

Q: What’s your worst boating experience? Losing a crew member in a tragic accident

Q: How long have you been boating and what made you start? Since I was a kid, my Dad

Q: What is it about being on the water that makes you tick? The ocean is untouched by time and mankind so sailing across it is a timeless experience enabling one to truly be at one with the world

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