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  • Paul 2021

    • 53, English
    • 53ft Bowman
    • Checked in 4 hours ago
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  • Caribbean Cruising April 2024

    I am looking for long term sailing friends to sail with me for the next few month or years. My plan for 2024 is to sail and explore the NE Caribbean. I’m not going to be sailing nonstop, sail to an island and get to know it. We can try a few days/weeks ...

  • Caribbean Summer Sailing

    Based in Martinique for the summer months. Able to reach all the islands in the Eastern Caribbean but crucially will have a safe harbour in the South in case of storms.

  • Late season cruising

    My other ads give more detail. This will be based in Martinique until December. From there we can sail the islands of the South Eastern Caribbean.

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Skipper

  • NationalityEnglish

  • Age53

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languages English

  • Basic knowledge of French
    Spanish

  • Qualifications Long Range Radio Certificate
    RYA 1st Aid
    RYA Yachtmaster
    Short Range VHF / GMDSS
    International Certificate Of Competency (ICC)
    PADI - Rescue Diver (emergency first response)
    PADI - Master Scuba Diver

  • Sea Miles 10,000+

I've owned my own boat since 1997. Ex RN Officer so had plenty of days and nights at sea. I firmly believe the most important skill on a boat is seamanship, an intuitive understanding and feel for the sea. I have sailed about 10,000 miles in 2021/22 I don’t know my total mileage at sea but it’s over 50,000 so fair to say I’m learning!. My profession is Health and Safety, so I like to be safe. I'm looking for crew to sail with, people who can become good sailing friends.

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Vessel

  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelBowman

  • Length53 feet

  • Berth5

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat descriptionThe Boat is a 53' Ketch with a large Genoa, Staysail, Spinnaker and Gennaker. The boat is set up for Blue Water Cruising, with all associated equipment and safety gear. However Crew would be expected to bring their own foul weather clothing. We have the usual electronics, Radar, GPS, Plotter, SSB, VHF. Autopilot, Wind, Speed, Depth, AIS. Also have solar panels so they keep on top of our power needs in most circumstances. She performs well and is safe Currently in Antigua looking forward to sailing until the foreseeable future. I would prefer long term crew but can be flexible.

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Fantastic Sailing

5

I have sailed over 2000 miles with Paul. He is a very knowledgable and safety conscious skipper who is always happy to share his wisdom and help others on their learning journey. The boat is well maintained and great fun to sail in all weathers. There are always plenty of cookies and laughs to be had on this vessel. I look forward to my next time on board.

12th Jun 2022

Weekend sail

5

I had a privilege to sail with Paul 4 times now (10 days overall) and I cannot fault his skills as a skipper. He plans trips in detail, feeds the crew to excess, is patient in explaining basics of sailing to the beginners. There is a lot of banter on the boat and good mix of skills and female / male ratio. Have felt comfortable as a single female.

16th Dec 2021

Weekend sail

5

Thanks Paul for a great weekend of sailing in the Solent! And thanks for the extra navigation lessons! Look forward to seeing you again soon as soon as weather allows. Paul was an excellent skipper and has a beautiful, safe and exciting boat. He is an excellent host and takes time to coach some of the less experienced crew. Great guy. Recommend strongly!

1st Nov 2021

Weekend Sail

5

We had a great sail, Paul and the other crew helping us along our learning curve. Good laugh, sailing, sunshine and a few beers with nice people. Paul is a down to earth genuine guy.

26th Jul 2021

Fun cruising

5

Boat in excellent condition, great mix of crew, owner very nice and very experienced (yachtmaster offshore) so no sea safety issues. Fine as a single woman.

20th Jul 2021

Great boat

5

Lovely boat, well maintained, lovely fun crew with good safety and seamanship. All abilities and no issues as a single female crew.

19th Jul 2021

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