Colin Newland, male, 64

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Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: Hamburg, Germany
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 2900 ocean miles / 1900 coastal miles
I am a qualified RYA Day Skipper (Tidal). Race experience includes 3 years summer twilight racing on Sydney harbor with 'Gunrunner' (Australian Army Sailing Club). Australian military officer: used to working in a team, in harsh and demanding conditions by day and night. Highly experienced in provisioning and logistics. Trained and experienced in CPR, First Aid (held a Wilderness First Aid certificate): I also taught first aid in the military. Currently studying for Offshore Skipper. Additional studying to completed the following ASAP: - 'Offshore Personal Survival' (includes the one-day 'sea survival' course).  The certificate awarded conforms with the eligibility requirements of section 6.01 of the ISAF Special Regulations for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races. - Radar - Diesel engines - Professional Practices and Responsibilities I love to cook. I do not smoke. I completed a 900nm delivery in a Bali 4.1 (cat) from La Rochelle in May 2019. I have completed a 3,000nm delivery from Croatia to the Canary Islands via Malta and Gibraltar on a FP 41. I have my own ocean wet weather gear, PFD, MOB and GPS. I am crew, not a passenger. I can be reached at: [email protected]
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Colin’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2900 / Coastal: 1900
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
RYA/MCA Day Skipper/Watch Leader for Sail and Power RYA/MCA Shore Based 2020
RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper and Yacht Master Offshore RYA/MCA Shore Based 2020
RYA Day Skipper (Tidal) RYA Day Skipper (Tidal) 2009

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 FP 41 Croatia /Canary Islands 3 Watch-leader 4 Delivery
2019 Bali 4.1 (Cat) La Rochelle (France)/Gibraltar 900 Crew 4 Delivery
2013 42ft monohull Preveza, Greece/Corfu, Greece 100 Crew 6 Day sailing
2009 32ft monohull Sydney Harbour, Australia /Sydney Harbour, Australia 100 Crew 6 Twilight racing
2009 42ft Monohull Hamilton Island/Hamilton Island 150 Student 5 RYA Day Skipper (Tidal)
2009 32ft monohull Hamilton Island/Hamilton Island 100 Captain 3 Day sailing
2008 Sydney 38(ft) Sydney Harbour, Australia /Sydney Harbour, Australia 50 Crew 8 Twilight racing
2007 32ft monohull Sydney Harbour, Australia /Sydney Harbour, Australia 100 Crew 6 Twilight racing
2006 32ft monohull Sydney Harbour, Australia /Sydney Harbour, Australia 300 Crew 6 Twilight racing
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