Abigail Field, female, 52

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Southampton, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 350 ocean miles / 600 coastal miles
INTRODUCTION I am a fit and healthy in my 50's. I have one daughter, late-twenties and a grandson 3 years old. In 2019, I divorced and since then have reflected on my work/life balance, this has resulted in my decision to become semi-retired and focus on my passions, sailing and travelling. When I do work it is often remote as an educational consultant. I have a degree in Veterinary Science and have a passion for studying equine thoroughbred bloodstock as well as all types of fishing and other country pursuits. In 2020 I met my current partner who is keen sailor, holding YM and commercially endorsed we are seeking crewing opportunities together. SAILING EXPERINCE My partner and I have operated a charter boat for a number of companies out of the Solent. Mainly family and stag parties. We recently returned from South East Asia where we carried out a new-build factory visit for a client in preparation for launch and handover - spent 2 weeks in SEA preparing the new boat for an ARC crossing in November and rectifying any snags. RYA Day Skipper + commercial endorsement Competent Crew VHF Diesel Engine Maintenance Sea survival ENG1 SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES o Approachable, personable with a can-do, upbeat outlook o Imaginative and inventive in the kitchen creating tasty, healthy meals from little ingredients. o Calm and resourceful under pressure, there is always a solution o Solution focused approach to mechanical and structural malfunction/breakdown o Strong communication skills; can interpret complex aspects into basic terms o Teamwork and leadership skills HOBBIES & INTERESTS • Sailing • Kite surfing Fishing • Skiing • Cycling • Gym & spa • Equine bloodstock • Baking • Trekking • Country pursuits
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: Gluten free
Languages: English;
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Abigail’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 350 / Coastal: 600
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Crew
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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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Seawind 1600 Pattaya/Pattaya 30 Crew 4
2022 Oyster 56 Ireland/West France 400 Crew 4
2022 Nautitec 40 Open Cat Martinique/Grenada 600 Crew 2
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