Amy Ferrier, female, 28

Ref 48954

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
My name is Amy, I'm 27 and have been sailing for about 10 years now. I gained my Yachtmaster offshore July 2016, Then my Cruising instructor October 2018. I am now a Commercially endorsed freelance yachting instructor for a living. The majority of my work is in sail training, Primarily on 20m x BT global challenge Yachts, along with a 72ft Custom built 1982 Bermudan ketch, I am the mate on both of these working up to skipping in near future, Our aim is to take young and disadvantage people often with additional needs out on the water to help them get away from daily life and aim to make a difference to there lives. To complete my work profile, I also teach adult courses, both RYA and independent run, some experience working on gaffers teaching RYA courses, classic yacht rebuilds, sail training and running for a private owner, inshore round cans racing, some maintenance on ocean racing yachts, classic and gaffers and yearly winter refits. I am confident working on bigger boats, working with bigger loads, on winches etc. Also confident power handing bigger boats and working with hank on sails. Up to date qualifications as followed: Commercially endorsed Yachtmaster, Commercially endorsed Cruising instructor, ENG1, First Aid ( I do also work in a hospital in Mental health, A&E, fracture and orthopaedics and I am completing a distance learning degree in medical based science meaning I have some additional medical knowledge and experience) Sea survival, Diesel engine maintenance, Powerboat L2, Safety boat, PADI open water & deep diver, Short range VHF, Food hygiene and DBS checked. I am now looking to expand my knowledge and further my career by completing some offshore/ ocean passages with the aim to gain my Ocean Yachtmaster. I consider myself to be hard working, polite, respectful to owners, crew and look after the boat as if it was my own ( I do also own my own yacht) Happy to do my share of Galley duties and keeping the boat clean and tidy, Very keen to learn. Would be looking for someone to is willing to give me the time to help gain knowledge and experience. I am looking for paid work but would consider completing a ocean passage on arc or similar as crew on the right boat with someone who is willing to let me be involved with planning and give the time to help me learn with wanting to complete my ocean qualifying passage, in this case travel/ expenses is to be covered to and from the boat. Thank you for reading, Please do email or call for any questions along with for availability.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Seafood/ Fish allergy. Lactose free but can tolerate small amounts.
Languages: English;
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Amy’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 1-10
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
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Commercially endorsed Cruising Instructor RYA 2018
Commercially Endorsed Yachtmaster RYA 2016
Sea Survival RYA/MCA 0
Open water Diver and Deep Diver to 30M Padi 0
Short Ragnge VHF RYA/MCA 0
Saftey Boat RYA 0
Powerboat Level 2 RYA 0
Elementary first Aid RYA 0
Diseal Engine Maintance RYA/MCA 0
BCS Health Science degree BCS Currently studying 2nd year 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Custom built repicular Pilot cutter Built 1912 May/September 200 Other 6 Mate for privately owned 1912 gaffer
2018 BT Global Challenge Yachts Portsmouth/Portsmouth 1500 Other 16 Mate For sail training and adult courses
2018 Trapper 501 Ipswich/cowes 180 Captain 2 Moving own Yacht to new home
2018 Feeling 35 Ionian Islands Greece/Ionian Islands Greece 1000 Other 2 Skipper/Mate on lead flotilla with Husband
2018 Clipper 68 and 70 feet Portsmouth/Portsmouth 200 Other 16 Mate and 2nd Mate for ocean training and adult corporate events
2017 Custom Built 70ft 1912 Gaff Yawl Ipswich/Ipswich 300 Other 9 Mate for sail training company
2017 Custom build 72ft sail training Ketch Ipswich/Ipswich 1421 Other 16 Mate on sail training ketch
2016 Farr 65 Cowes/Cowes 2810 Other 14 2nd mate on farr 65 for mate training
2016 Varity 35ft-45ft Cowes/Cowes 2739 Crew 6 Yachtmaster qualifying passages
2015 Sweden 42 cowes/Cowes 61 Other 6 Mate for U18 Day skipper course
2013 westerly 33 Cowes/Cowes 63 Crew 5 Day skipper course
2013 passages, varity of boats Cowes/Cowes 945 Crew 6 Mile building for yachtmaster
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