Experienced Sailor seeks 1st Mate or crewing position to cruise in Southern Hemisphere or US.
Hi - I've just joined Crewbay, and would like to increase my cruising experience by sailing in other areas of the world. I'm presently in Queensland, Australia and seeking to crew anywhere from the Whitsundays to Sydney. Tasmania or New Zealand in end Dec to early February.
No great desire to cross vast oceans but want to explore interesting sailing areas throughout the world.
RYA Yachtmaster - Commercially endorsed - recently expired but easy to renew.
Sailing dinghies, windsurfing, motor and sailing yachts since 10 years old.
Ran yacht charter company for 6 years. Specialising in Corporate Entertainment, Family Parties and Team Building.
Developed strong interpersonal skills.
Safety always paramount but balanced to provide relaxed cruising.
Provided high quality cuisine and familiar with hygiene/ allergy requirements.
Completed RORC Fastnet race as crew.
Completed Round the Island Race as crew.
Regularly skipper in harbour races with local sailing club.
15 years as Royal Navy Engineer. Navigation, computer and comms specialist.
HNC in electronic engineering.
Now retired but ex engineering manager in telecoms and Chief Technology Officer of electronics design company.
Good man management skills.
Physically fit and active in sport. Cycle, sail, ski, scuba PADI qualified.
Non smoker. No special dietary needs.
Own Beneteau 393 moored near Alicante Spain and regularly cruise the Balearics for 4-6 weeks Spring and Autumn. This involved several crew changes at various locations in the Mediterranean.
Also own a Westerly Fulmar moored in the Solent - 6 week sail to The Scillies this summer.
Capable of all aspects of boat maintenance. Recently changed engines. gearboxes, heat exchangers. Installed solar systems. Marine electronics upgrades.