Chris Humphries, male, 50

Ref 37505

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
Hello! I have over 40 years experience of sailing and have logged 15,000 cruising miles including at least 10 English Channel crossings (3 of them solo). I have also sailed non stop from Plymouth to La Rochelle which is over 330Nm and had 3 nights at sea so I am comfortable with longer distances. My total nights passage is around 35 and I was last seasick over 10 years ago so am excited to have the opportunity to build my ocean miles. I completed my practical Yacht Master Offshore successfully 2 years ago and also completed the Ocean master theory course last year. I own a 35ft Dufour and we sail about 1,500 miles a year as a family of 5 as far as Amsterdam, Scillies and La Rochelle. I have an ambition to sail around the world in 10 or so years time and I want to build ocean experience as part of this preparation. My skills are - mending stuff and always finding a solution, steering, cooking, watches and anything else that needs doing as pretty easy going. I am fit, able and and never give up! Through my boat ownership for the last 30 years I also have reasonable skills in marine diesel engines, 12v systems and wiring, marine navigational systems as well as operating Chartplotters and Radar.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English;
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Chris’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 15000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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