Christopher Bromley, male, 70

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Nationality: Cayman Islands
Currently based in: George Town, Cayman Islands
Looking for: Caribbean; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
I grew up in the UK, took to dinghy sailing while at school, studied medicine, took post grad. qualifications in surgery for which I rewarded myself with a 30ft. steel sloop which I sailed out of the Solent for a decade or so. An urge to travel then took me to beautiful New Zealand where I crewed on the Great South Pacific Regatta - four months of great sailing around Fiji, Vanuatu, Noumea & back to Auckland. By the end I'd found out how to use a sextant & could more or less work out which ocean I was in. On the strength of that experience - which was over twenty years ago - I got passage as navigator on a delivery trip to from Sydney to Auckland which was my last serious sailing while I wandered back to UK overland, then to Canada, eventually coming to a halt in Grand Cayman in the Caribbean. Here I have pottered about in a Hobie cat and sailed a light sloop for a few years until she was destroyed by a hurricane while stored ashore. A few months ago I fulfilled a long time ambition and in Europe bought a well equipped and very sound Amel Super Maramu to go cruising once again. My plan is to bring her across the Atlantic to Cayman and hope to set out some time in January. So I've signed up with Noonsite to help put together a crew to enjoy the trade wind voyage to Cayman.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Christopher’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / 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
Competent
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Basic
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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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

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Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Amel ketch Martinique/St.Lucia & back to Martinique 150 Captain 5 No
2019 Amel Ketch Grand Cayman/Martinique via Aruba & Bonaire 1200 Captain 3 Not a rally
1980 Sloop Auckland/Sydney 1300 Other 4 -----
January 0 Amel Vigo/Grand Cayman 5000 Captain 4
January 0 Sloop Auckland/Fiji,, New Hebrides, New Caledonia. Auckland 3000 Crew 5 Great S. Pacific Regatta
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