Andy Holmes, male, 53

Ref 47874

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1200 coastal miles
Easy going experienced Coastal Skipper with limited offshore experience looking to get more Coastal, Offshore and Ocean miles under my belt. Happy to help with deliveries around UK, Canaries and Mediterranean. Also would like to crew on ARC, ARC+ or ARC Europe. I'm a fit and healthy non smoker and previously worked as an IT project manager so I'm a very organised creative problem solver. I've been sailing for approx 10 years and have been steadily increasing my experiance and knowledge during that time. I've owned my own boat for the last few years - Initially a Moody 27 and now a Beneteau Oceanis 36CC. So I am competent at boat handling and knowledge. Although I've not done an ocean passage, I have sailed around lands end and through the Irish Sea up to Scotland none stop. 5 days / 4 nights 4 hour watch system in operation. Sailing Experience consists of the following Tall ship Stavros S Niarchos Flotilla in Greece 2013 Plymouth to Oban (almost non stop) 2017 Moody 27 - Own boat Newcastle 2016 - 2017 Beneteau Oceanis 36cc Own Boat moored in Valencia 2019 - current I'm looking for any opportunity to sail and gain experience while learning from others. I'm happy working as crew or watch leader.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: none (don't like chicken but have been known to eat it occaisionally)
Languages: English;
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Andy’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1200
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
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Sea Survival RYA 2021
First Aid RYA 2021
Offshore Safety RYA 2021
Coastal Skipper RYA 2019
Day Skipper RYA 0
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