Chris O'Brien, male, 31

Ref 42325

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Whitstable, United Kingdom
Looking for: Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 2000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
I have RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and RYA VHF, First Aid, Radar and Diesel Engine certificates. I have sailed over 3000 miles including sailing from Liverpool to Norway on the Tall Ships Races as a watch leader and as a watch leader from Falmouth to Spain. I have skippered yachts across the English Channel to the Channel Islands and France, and across the Celtic Sea to Ireland and the Isles of Scilly. I have also skippered yachts in Croatia. I have a dream of crossing the Atlantic this year and I have allot of annual leave to use! I am easy going and keen to get stuck in on board. I work in the civil service.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
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Languages: English;
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Chris’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2000 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 0
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 VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Sun Odyessey 25 Trogir/Vis/Hvar/Brac/Solta 200 Captain 4
2019 Sun Odyssey 35 Split/Vis/Hvar/Brac 200 Captain 2
2018 Sun Odyssey 25 Split/Vis/Hvar/Brac 200 Captain 3
2016 55 ft sailing yacht Falmouth/Vigo 600 Watch-leader 6
2013 40 ft sailing yacht Hamble/St Vaast 150 Crew 8
2012 Sun Odyssey 35 Falmouth/Guernsey, Sark, Helford 300 Captain 5
2012 Sigma 36 Medway/East Cast 150 Watch-leader 4
2011 Sigma 36 Medway/Dieppe/Honfleur/Poole/Portland 300 Watch-leader 5
2010 35 ft sailing yacht Milford Haven/Waterford 200 Captain 6
2009 Swan 38 Falmouth/Isles of Scilly 130 Captain 5
2008 62 ft Gaff Ketch Liverpool/Maloy, Bergen, Den Heldder, Medway 1500 Watch-leader 14
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