Andrew Gregory, male, 56

Ref 43532

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Cheltenham , United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 12000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
I did a lot of sailing and travelling in my twenties with over 15,000 sea miles. Mostly crewing on deliveries including one to Tahiti in 1987/8. 2020 and I am wanting to get back into yacht sailing. Famliy life took over and I continued sailing dinghies and the odd bit of yacht sailing. Famliy hobby and hobby job has been flying hot air balloons and ballooning / flying in over 15 countries. Children are now grown up and for the last two years I have been a freelance commercial hot-air balloon pilot flying in Burma South Africa India and the UK. Future plans are to get back into sailing before hopefully purchasing my own yacht and tempting the wife to travel the world on it.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Andrew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 12000 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Day Skipper RYA Shorebased 2016
ICO RYA 2014
Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Ofshore Theory RYA 1990

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
1989 70 Sloop Portugal /Guernsey 1075 Crew 5
1989 Morgan 44 Sloop Port Solent/Hull of Galloway / Oban 740 Watch-leader 0
1987 Beneteau 51 Panama/Tahiti Raiatea 4729 Watch-leader 3
1987 Beneteau 51 France/Panama 5182 Watch-leader 4
January 0 / 0 0
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