Andrew Ritchie, male, 65

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Glasgow , United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 20000 coastal miles
A life long sailor and mountaineer. I have an easy going personality able to get on with anyone and not afraid of hard work. I have Skippered, crewed and owned many yachts from 64 foot classic's to small day sailors. I am good on yacht maintenance and can fix most things. I am also a reasonable cook. I have made three Atlantic crossings two as watch leader and one as skipper. All were with the ARC. Having made eleven trips from Scotland to the Mediterranean through the Irish sea and across the Bay of Biscay I am no stranger to heavy weather. For the last 15 years I have been head of an Outdoor Education Centre taking school children Climbing, Canoeing, sailing and rock climbing. I have a RYA Ocean yacht master ticket and can teach Celestial navigation. I am a non smoker fit and healthy. I enjoy running and keeping fit. I have a PADI divers ticket. Having spent many weeks at sea I know how important it is to keep moral high and pride myself as a motivator. Able to stay calm and focused whatever the situation. Instagram- papaskip23 References available on request.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Andrew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / Coastal: 20000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yacht master ocean RYA 0
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