Chris Quirk, male, 58

Ref 37671

Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: Sydney, Australia
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
I am a 57 year fit and active person, still involved and competing in sport, now primarily racing Kayaks and Surf Ski's. Married with 3 children ( nearly off my hands!) I am a UK trained doctor planning on retiring over the next couple of years and then following my dream of sailing around the world. I have sailed all my life racing dinghis and then Yacht racing for many years doing multiple Sydney Hobart Races as Helmsman and foredeck and many other races and Cruising as skipper. I am fully competent at sail trim, watch keeping, navigation and all aspects of boat life. I am Ocean Yachtmaster Ocean certified and love Celestial Navigation and teaching, as well as First Aid, Survival at sea and VHF and HF radio certified. I am based in Sydney with my wife and children, with family also in the UK and spend time split between the two. I am laid back and enjoy the cruising life including all boat chores and maintanance, with my only obsession being safety. I am happy to come on board simply as deck hand but have the experience to help with all other aspects as well.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Nil
Languages: English; Spanish;
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Chris’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 3000
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
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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yacht Master Ocean RYA Ocean 2018
Motor Boat Lincence 0
Radio Lincence 0
First Aid 0
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