Chris Horseman, male, 65

Ref 49457

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Stroud, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 7000 ocean miles / 18000 coastal miles
Experienced monohull (Hallberg Rassy) and catamaran (FP and Lagoon) skipper. Have skippered two Atlantic crossings and have trained crew from scratch. Also have done 17 month cruise with my wife and children. Have owned two catamarans and one monohull. Summer 22 cruised Corsica and Sardinia on my Saona 47 which I am currently selling. I am a fit 64yr old. I have run tech companies for over 30 years. I have two children 21 and 24 and my wife is not a keen sailor. I was registered for ARC 22 but have decided to sell my current boat and get something faster in due course. I am a keen diver (Padi rescue). I am an omnivore but would probably struggle with a fully vegetarian diet (I tried for a month). I do not smoke.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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Chris’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 7000 / Coastal: 18000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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 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
Yachtmaster Offshore RYA RYA 2009

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Saona 47 Menton/Sardinia/Menton cruise 750 Captain 5
2021 Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 Marseilles/Menton via Elba 600 Captain 2
2020 Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 Lagos Portugal/Marseilles 1000 Captain 3
2010 Halberg Rassy 34 Southampton/General Cruising 5000 Captain 4
2009 Lagoon 420 St Augustine/Gibraltar 3900 Captain 4
2009 Lagoon 420 Gibraltar/Marseilles 750 Captain 4
2008 Lagoon 420 Southampton UK/Corfu 2500 Captain 3
2008 Lagoon 420 Corfu/Gran Canaria via greek islands/Baleirics/Gib/Madeira 3000 Captain 4
2008 Lagoon 420 Gran Canaria/St Lucia 2800 Captain 5 ARC 2008
2008 Lagoon 420 St Lucia/St Augustine Florida via Grenadines/Carib/Bahamas 2100 Captain 4
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