Caroline West, female, 58

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Nationality: Germany
Currently based in: Calne, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
My introduction to sailing was crossing the Atlantic in a 37 foot yacht. I thought that by the time I got to St. Lucia I'd know whether I like sailing or not. - I loved it. I learnt a lot about myself and I love the time you get to reflect on long ocean crossings. Since then I have raced in the Caribbean and sailed from Grenada to Tahiti with a family as crew member and teacher to their children. I sailed in Turkey, Greece and Italy as skipper and crew member. On a boat I want to be a useful part of the team and I am strong and a fast learner. I love ocean sailing and in shore racing, but also cruising at a slower pace. I am a qualified teacher, yoga instructor and wellness coach. I love travelling and meeting people all over the world.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: I can't have gluten but this has never been an issue, other than that I love to cook and eat good food.
Languages: English; French; German; Spanish; My Spanish is quite basic but enough to get by
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Caroline’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: Crew
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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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Dayskipper RYA 2013

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Procida Coast/Amalfi coast 0 Other 3
2019 fethiye/Gulf of Fethiye 0 Captain 4
2015 Oyster 52 Grenada/Tahiti 5000 Crew 5 World ARC
2014 Athens/Greek Islands 0 4
2013 Elan 37 Isle of white/Isle of White 0 Crew 7 Round the Island
2012 Elan 37 Gran Canaria/St. Lucia 1900 Crew 7 ARC
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