Alan Dorgan, male, 51

Ref 43848

Nationality: Ireland
Currently based in: Visp !, Switzerland
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 300 ocean miles / 2600 coastal miles
Experienced Irish Sailor - cut my teeth in the Irish Sea, Greece / Ionian Sea, some short spins on the water in San Diego - USA. Skipper certified through I.S.A. - Irish Sailing Association. World VHF licence Sailing experience - Raced J24's in Ireland for many years around Ireland Competed in the 'Dublin bay sailing season Competed in the Dublin bay Frostbite season Passages Initial sailing exposure- Flotilla Corfu to Lefkas - Greece with Sailing Holidays UK 1994 - got hooked here Bare boated Greece - Corfu to Paxos 1997 - 2 person crew - Bavaria 38 ft ! Jaunts around Dublin bay etc Ireland based Practical experience I am - Relive it or not !!! .... Electrical engineer Automation engineer Gaseous RGII / SafeGas engineer Communications Engineer IT engineer ICT Engineer Chemical process and Bio Pharmaceutical engineer I restored cars as a teenager I can weld braze and solder I can fix and repair mechanical devices I can fix engines I am a Jungian trained Psychotherapist - ( I do not practice professionally)
Smoking: smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None - As is said in Dublin ... when hungry. " I'd eat the leg of the lamb of god through a convent gate ! " LOL I drink alcohol - don't do drugs.
Languages: English; French; German;
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Alan’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 300 / Coastal: 2600
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Skipper 2017 ISA Irish Sailing Association 0
Worldwide VHF Ireland Department of communications 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2017 Bavaria 38ft Corfu - Greece/Paxos - Greece 600 Captain 2
1996 Various boats 24ft to 50ft Irish Coastal jaunts/Eventually and finally the Pub ! LOL 1500 Crew 2
1995 Various boat types from 32 - 50 ft Various sea trips - Pacific Ocean - San Diego/Various locations 0 Crew 2
1994 beneteau first Corfu /Lefkas 350 Crew 6
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