Christine Dougan, female, 54

Ref 49144

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Perthshire, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
Hi, I’ve left behind my career in optometry in order to have the flexibility to pursue my outdoor interests of sailing, Munro bagging and skiing. I would like to find a boat to join for Atlantic ARC/ARC+ 2023 or ARC January 2024, however I’m keen to get out asap to start building rapport with skippers and crew. I’ve been crewing in the British Isles and the Mediterranean this summer and have had quite a bit of recent experience doing night watch and sailing in rough sea conditions. I completed RYA day skipper many years ago and would say I’m currently somewhere between comp crew and day skipper. I’m booked to do RYA sea survival September 2024. I have a lot to offer as a hard working and fun crew member. I’m an easy going individual who enjoys the company of calm patient folks. I’m not interested in competitive sail racing at this stage. I love the rhythm of life on a yacht, the opportunity to chat, learn and explore with others. I am excellent at creating a supportive, happy and caring environment onboard. My longest stint sailing was round the Kimberley coastline on a gap year in Australia in the mid 1990’s. That was 2 months of wilderness experiences, which really ignited my love of the yachting life. Since then when my career in retail and health sectors allowed I have done RYA sail training holidays and volunteered as crew on sail training boats, sporadically due to work and family commitments. Now I’m free to finally apply practically the knowledge gained on all those courses. I’ve cruised on the west coast of Scotland, in the Caribbean, the Lofoten Islands, the Ionian Sea and most recently from Troon on the West coast of Scotland over to Ireland then Wales, motoring round Lands End and the Lizard in Force 6/7 doing solo night watches from 26/7/23-17/8/23 and from Sardinia to Menorca, also doing solo night watches. If your someone who enjoys sharing your knowledge and seeing those around you develop and benefit from that sharing do get in touch. Happy sailing!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: not-say
Dietary requirements: No caffeine & I drink lots of water but will eat practically anything
Languages: English;
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Christine’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 2500
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
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 VHF radiox

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Day skipper tidal RYA 2004
Comp crew RYA 2001
Yachtmaster Shore based RYA 1998

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Sun Odyssey 349 Gouvia/Gouvia 0 Crew 7 Flotilla
2021 Oyster 70 Greenock /Greenock 100 Crew 17
2019 Oyster 70 Greenock/Greenock 51 Crew 17 No
2018 Oyster 70 Greenock/Greenock 40 Crew 17 No
2004 Sun fast 37 Dunstaffnage/Largs 180 Student 6 No
2002 Moody 64 Gibralta/Marbella 90 Crew 6 No
2001 Ocean is 390 Phuket/Phuket 130 Student 4 No
1999 Loch Inver /Crinan 200 Crew 7 No
1997 Oyster Oban/Oban 300 Crew 5 No
1995 Sailing yacht Darwin/Broome 1300 Crew 0
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