Ben Greenwood, male, 40

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Bradford, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Hi, My name Ben and i would like your help to kick start my dreams of sailing passages all across the globe with crossing the Atlantic eventually being my main goal, After years of procrastinating and excuses i have decided that now is the time to start saying “why not” to my long held dreams, i love travelling and see sailing as a great way to see countries from a different perspective My sailing experience is limited admittedly, but having talked through with several friends who have captained/crewed on voyages around the world i feel although limited, my experience and willingness to learn will be sufficient to be a valued member of the crew. I have been a part of voyages around the Med taking in overnights/watch rotation along with my yacht master theory/day skipper/power boat courses. I lived aboard a Turkish Gulit on anchor in Mallorca for approx 6 weeks while helping upgrade the vessel to charter specification therefore i am quite happy living with others in close quarters, I am an easy going team player willing to learn! I plan retake my day skipper practical through out the summer and take a few passages where i can to brush up on the basics. I will also update my first aid course as it has expired from my STCW. I would be happy if necessary to meet in person/take part in a trial sail prior to the ARC. Please feel free to contact me or ask any questions, References from previous captains can be obtained.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
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Languages: English;
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Ben’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: New to sailing
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Basic
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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
Yacht Master Theory RYA Yacht Master 2017
VHF Operator RYA N/A 2016
Power Boat Level 2 RYA Level 2 2014
Day Skipeer Practical RYA Day Skipper 2013
Day Skipper Practical RYA Day Skipper 2013
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