Ian Wilson, male, 70

Ref 2078

Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: Perth, Australia
Looking for: South Pacific Islands;
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Retired, worked in and on the ocean my entire career as a subsea engineer. Spent many weeks and months at sea in Bass Strait, North Sea and NW Australia on construction barges and Dive Support Vessels. Past member of Fremantle Sailing Club, Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and Chelsea Yacht Club. Sailing experience off the beach and some ocean racing. Cruising experience around the Australian coast and the Med in mono hulls and Catamarans. Volunteer Crew on STS Leeuwin II as Watch Leader. Studied seamanship, coastal and ocean navigation at RMIT in the 70's and recently completed RYA Coastal Yachtmaster. My wife and I attended Outremer training week in 2019 and crewed on O51 Two Coconuts during race week. We have sailed together on STS Leeuwin II and along the WA coast and would like to experience some ocean sailing together should the opportunity be available. Our other interests include golf and camping.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Ian’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1000 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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Sailing Skills Experienced
I have done this many times and am confident to help others less experienced. I am happy doing this day
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
I have not done this before
Steer a compass course x
Keep lookout/watch-keeping x
Trimming sails – mainsail and foresail/jib x
Reefing x
Working the foredeck – setting sails including spinnakers and cruising chutes x
Navigating with GPS and paper charts at sea x
Anchoring and handling anchors x
Cooking at sea x
Using dinghies with outboard motors x
Heaving-to and other heavy weather tactics x

Other nautical or cruising skills

Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Long Range Operator (Radio) Certificate of Proficiency Australian Government (ACMA) VHF & UHF 2017
Diesel Engine Course RYA Practical 2017
RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper RYA Practical 2017
First Aid St John Senior 2017
Safety & Sea Survival Course Yachting Australia Practical 2016
RYA/MCA Day Skipper RYA Practical 2016
RYA/MCA Day Skipper/Watch Leader RYA Shore Based Course 2016
Safety & Sea Survival Refresher Course FSC Australian Sailing 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2017 Voyager 500 Catamaran Thursday Island, 26/08/17/Darwin, 30/08/17 740 Captain 4 Delivery
2017 Voyager 500 Catamaran Cairns, 21/08/17/Thursday Island, 24/08/17 550 Crew 4 Delivery
2017 Seawind 1250 Fremantle, 29/04/17/Fremantle via Montebello Island, 24/05/17 1692 Crew 5 Cruising
2017 Hanse 40 Moolooaba/Morton Bay and return 105 Student 6 RYA Coastal Skipper
2016 Hanse 40 Gold Coast/Moolooaba 123 Student 6 RYA Day Skipper
1996 55m Three masted barquentine Darwin, 22/07/96/Broome, 3/08/96 1000 Crew 55 STS Leeuwin II Eco Voyage
1991 55m Three masted barquentine Fremantle, 1/04/91/Geraldton, 12/04/91 1000 Watch-leader 55 STS Leeuwin II, Youth Sail Training
1988 55m Three masted barquentine Fremantle, 30/12/89/Esperance, 13/01/90 1200 Watch-leader 55 STS Leeuwin II, Youth Sail Training
1988 55m Three masted barquentine Fremantle, 20/11/88/Fremantle, 25/11/88 100 Crew 55 Youth Sail Training
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