Christopher Eves, male, 63

Ref 41174

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Poole, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
Hi there fellow sailors! I'm a 63 year old sailor who has his own yacht which I normally sail with my wife Sue. I've sailed most of the south coast of England and the Atlantic coast of France, but now have the time and the desire to stretch my sea legs and sail further and explore new countries and cultures. I'm a marine engineer by trade having spent 17 years working in the RNLI and prior to that I served for 27 years in the Royal Navy. As a marine engineer I can turn my hand to most things including shipwright tasks, with a particular knowledge of composite materials. My sailing qualifications are RYA Coastal Skipper practical and Yachtmaster theory. I'm keen to further develop my skills and get more miles under my belt. Having crossed the Atlantic several times while in the navy I have always had a crossing by sail at the top of my bucket list. On a personal level I'm fit, adventurous and consider myself to have a good sense of humour. Working in both the Royal Navy and RNLI I like to think I have a tolerant nature and can easily fit into close knit teams. I'm looking mainly for crewing opportunities from October 2020 (I hoping to sail my own yacht this summer - Corona virus permitting!), but if a unmissable crewing opportunity comes up I can be flexible for an earlier date. Thanks for reading this profile and if you think I'm worth a shout please give me a bell. Cheers Chris Eves Note: The dog stays at home!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Nil
Languages: English;
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Christopher’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Competent
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Basic
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None
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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 VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Lifeboat engineer RNLI District Engineer 2000
Displacement craft skipper Royal Navy 1992
Sub aqua diver advanced level and open water instructor BSAC Advanced level and Open Water Instructor 1991
Diver Coxswain BSAC Coxswain 1988

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Gibsea 312 Poole UK/Falmouth UK 300 Captain 2
2018 Gibsea 312 Poole/Eastbourne 250 Captain 2
2017 Gibsea 312 Poole UK/Gulf of Morbian, France 750 Captain 2
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