Andrew Corke, male, 56

Ref 10714

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Brentwood, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 2200 coastal miles
Looking to fulfill my dream, crossing the Atlantic as part of a crew. Whilst my profile mentions "coastal sailing" this has mainly been out of sight of land. I have helped crew several delivery trips (Falmouth to Cork, Malaga to Oporto, Athens to Zante, s. France to Naples etc) so I am use to extended time at sea both day & night on watch systems. I have also been on several 'flotilla holidays' in and around the Greek Islands (Ionian). I have completed several RYA training courses (Competent crew, Day skipper theory & pratical, Coastal skipper theory, Diesel engine & VHF radio). I am also a PADI scuba diving instructor and by trade a. Plumber with several years of property maintenance behind me. I consider myself to be easy to get on with and respectful and tolerant of other people in a small confined space. I prefer to 'go with the flow' rather than 'make waves' (excuse the pun!) and I like to get stuck in and challenge myself when needed. I believe I would be an asset to a crewing team, capable of taking instruction as well as making decisions for myself to best advantage of the boat & fellow crew. I'm not overly into racing, more into passage making, discovering new places/landfalls but mainly enjoying the journey. If you would like to know more please contact me. Fair winds to one and all.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Andrew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 2200
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2008 Monohull Athens/Zante 250 Crew 4 Yacht delivery
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