Carolyn Saward, female, 64

Ref 49440

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Rustington, Littlehampton, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; North Pacific Islands; South America; South Pacific Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 12000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Having sailed dinghies as a child, I then progressed to yachts through the sailing club at work, and now have more than 20 years experience of sailing yachts. Over the years I have gained my Yachtmaster theory and practical, and Yachtmaster Ocean theory, with the final interview outstanding. I owned a half share of a Hylas 49 for 5 years, and for the last 5 years have sailed a Taswell 49 with my partner, most of the sailing and passages being double handed. Over the years I have done a number of Biscay crossings both on my own boat, my partner's boat and deliveries for friends. I also did the Fastnet in 2011 on a Sigma, and the qualifying RORC races. I have spent the last 4 years sailing to and in the Mediterranean, before sailing back to the UK from Sicily ahead of sailing to Las Palmas for the ARC+2022 to Grenada, West Indies. For the Atlantic crossing we had 4 people on board. I am happy and confident to do night watches alone, and have usually been responsible for the provisioning and cooking on board regardless of the angle of the boat! I enjoy helming, passage planning, and being part of the team on board. I believe I am an easy going crew member, happy to muck in and calm in a crisis. I am a member of the OCC, RYA and Newbury Yacht Club.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Carolyn’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 12000 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Sea Survival Course RYA 2022
Long range radiotelephone Operators Certificate 2021
Professional Practices and Responsibilities RYA 2021
Yachtmaster Ocean RYA 2020
Yachtmaster Offshore practical RYA 2019
First Aid Course RYA 2019
International Certificate of Competence RYA 2018
Radar Course RYA 2017
Short Range Certificate RYA 2009
Yachtmaster Offshore Theory (Shorebased course) RYA 2007

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Taswell 49 Falmouth, UK/Lagos, Portugal 1100 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2022 Taswell 49 Lagos, Portugal/Funchal, Madeira 1050 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2022 Taswell 49 Funchal, Madeira/Las Palmas, Grand Canaria 370 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2022 Taswell 49 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria/Mindello, Cape Verde 1000 Watch-leader 4 ARC+
2022 Taswell 49 Mindello, Cape Verde/Port Louis, Grenada 2400 Watch-leader 4 ARC+
2021 Taswell 49 Marina de Ragusa, Sicily/Palma, Mallorca 700 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2021 Taswell 49 Porto, Mallorca/Bayona, Spain 1200 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2021 Taswell 49 Bayona, Spain/Hamble 700 Watch-leader 3 Independent
2019 Taswell 49 Vigo, Spain/Benalmadena, Spain 650 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2019 Taswell 49 Benalmadena, Spain/Cagliari, Sicily 800 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2018 Taswell 49 Portsmouth, UK/Vigo, Spain 700 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2014 Hylas 49 Dublin, Ireland/Hamble, UK 1000 Captain 2 Independent
2013 Oyster 46 Ipswich, UK/Gibraltar 1250 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2013 Jeanneau Sun Oyssey 37 Hamble, UK/Porto, Portugal 700 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2011 Sigma 38 Hamble, UK/Fastnet Rock and back 780 Watch-leader 7
2009 Westerly Oceanlord 42 Hamble, UK/Bayona, Spain 700 Watch-leader 5
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