Ashraf Montaser, male, 54

Ref 51381

Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: , Thailand
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
G’day, I love motorcycling, scuba diving, travel and sailing. Having grown up in the UK and living in Australia for the last 20 years, I consider myself a global citizen. Currently, I’m taking a long sabbatical from corporate life and senior management to go on an extended world adventure. I keep myself (relatively) fit and am riding my motorbikes across the continents; looking for new adventures and making new friends. I am certified to Coastal Skipper and owned and sailed an IMX38 for 4 years with a group of friends, culminating in the ARC 2001 racing division crossing. I also hold PADI and BSAC instructor certifications and RYA small power boat license as well as basic first aid certifications. Easygoing by nature, I can get along with all ages and personalities and bring a positive and can do attitude to everything I do. I’m handy with the tools (except welding) and always happy to give anything a go. Give me some ingredients and I can usually put together something edible too. If you are looking for crew to help with ARC 2023, I’d be very interested in helping out and then cruising down the Caribbean chain if possible. The plan is to end up in Cuba and then Mexico. My preference would be a 40ft+ yacht or catamaran (especially in the racing decision) but will consider anything. Outside my adventure sports my interests include: travel, reading, history, good food and great whisky and coffee. Cheers, Monty
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: I’m allergic to bad food. Doesn’t have to be fancy, just made with love. Failing that, as long as there’s no tomato ketchup or baked beans on my plate, I’ll eat it.
Languages: English;
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Ashraf’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 50+
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Coastal Skipper RYA Coast Skipper 2001
VHF operator RYA Basic 2000
PADI instructor PADI Instructor 1996
Small boat handling RYA Small boat handling 1993
BSAC instructor BSAC Instructor 1993

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2001 IMX 38 Portsmouth /Silas Palmas 2000 Watch-leader 4 Pre- ARC
2001 IMX 38 Las Palmas/St Lucia 5000 Watch-leader 4 ARC - racing division
2000 IMX 38 Portsmouth /Spain 1000 Watch-leader 4 None
1998 British steel Portsmouth /Fastnet 400 Crew 14 Fastener course (not race)
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