Bernard Kaufhold, male, 60

Ref 34062

Main Number: +447876034270
Alt Contact Number: +
Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: London, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 1500 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Hi - looking to join a boat for this year's ARC (ie 2019). RYA Yachtmaster Ocean qualified. Lots of racing experience including FASTNET but just looking for a relatively easy and fun passage with some interesting people. Run my own advisory business so can be quite flexible on timing. Have all the radio, First Aide, Offshore Safety etc certificates. 30+ years sailing experience in and around Australasia, Mediterranean, UK, Western European/North African coast. Happy in any sailing role - from dogs body to watch leader to skipper if needed. No ego - simply looking for a new adventure and to meet some new people. Physically fit - regularly compete in triathlons, 10k and half marathons. Quite disciplined in many ways but generally relaxed and open minded.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Nil
Languages: English;
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Bernard’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1500 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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 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
First Aide RYA 2016
Yachtmaster Ocean Royal Yachting Association (RYA) 2016
Sea Survival RYA 2014
Offshore Safety ISAF 2014
Diesel Engine Course RYA 2005
VHF Short Range Certificate RYA 2003

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2015 Oceanlord 41 Villagarcia/Las Palmas 1 Watch-leader 6 Yachtmaster Ocean Qualifying Passage
2015 Castro 45 Cowes/Plymouth 620 Watch-leader 8 Fastnet Race
2015 Castro 45 Cowes/Various - Cross Channel 750 Watch-leader 8 Fastnet Series - 5 Races
2007 Oceanis 393 Hamble/Normandy Coast 320 Captain 4 Cruising
2007 Sigma 38 Solent/Solent 100 Crew 6 Yachtmaster Offshore Practical
2007 Bavaria 30 Solent/Solent 180 Captain 2 Cruising
2006 Oceanis 393 Hamble/Normandy Coast 320 Captain 4 Cruising
2005 Bavaria 44 Cowes/Le Harvre 180 Watch-leader 2 Double Handed ISAF Cat 3 Race
2005 Jeanneau 40 Cowes/Cowes 65 Captain 7 Round the Island Race
2005 J120 Hamble/Guernsey 250 Crew 5 JOG Week Racing
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