Alan Slater, male, 62

Ref 48829

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Winchester, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
Hi. My name is Alan Slater and I am a fit 61 year old retired Counter Terrorism Detective, having served 30 years in the Metropolitan Police. I am a qualified yacht master Ocean and I have owned several boats, the last being a 40’ Jeanneau that I owned for 12 years. I sailed Lola from Southampton to the Mediterranean where we cruised for 5 months every summer for 8 years. I have also skippered and raced in offshore events in the PSUK National Offshore Championships from 2001. I am a practical person with a secure and verifiable history, having been security vetted to DV level. I also have some great stories to tell from my time in the Police, especially my last 10 years as a Detective Sergeant in the Anti Terrorist Branch, Special Branch and the Counter Terrorism Command. I have 25 years sailing experience and covered thousands of miles on a variety of different boats upto, and including a Swan 55 in the Swan Nationals. I have completed two Bay of Biscay crossings and sailed short handed in very heavy weather. I have sailed from Fort Lauderdale to Chesapeake Bay and Southampton to Cork and back for Cork week. I can provide references, a CV and copies of my sailing qualifications as and when required.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Alan’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 15000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
January 0 Sailing yachts from 28’ to 55’ 2001/2020 0 Captain 0
January 0 / 0 0
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