Christine Dougan, female, 53

Ref 49144

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Perthshire, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
Hi, I am keen to get out yacht sailing to develop the practical skills to match the RYA theory course I took last century!! I’m an easy going, fun individual who enjoys the company of calm patient folks. I’m not and never will be a highly competitive sail racing type, however I love the rhythm of life on a yacht, the opportunity to chat, learn and explore with others. I am excellent at creating a fun, 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, cruising on the west coast of Scotland, in the Caribbean, in the Lofoten Islands and most recently (2-9/7/22) a flotilla holiday with friends in the Ionian Sea. I’ve made a career shift from optometry to property, allowing me the flexibility to pursue my interests and I like the idea of joining a boat to crew for this year’s trans Atlantic ARC, however I’m keen to get out asap to start building rapport with a skipper and crew.
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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