Colin Newland, male, 66

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Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: Hamburg, Germany
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 8200 ocean miles / 1900 coastal miles
I can be reached at: [email protected] Whatsapp: +49 176 23 44 87 98 I have completed a Transatlantic crossing from St Martin-Bermuda-Azores-Gibraltar: 5,000nn I am 4x COVID-19 vaccinated. I am a qualified, professional, MCA/RYA Master of Yachts 200gt, (Commercial) Yachtmaster Offshore (Tidal) and a Cruising Instructor, with STCW Basic certification. Race experience includes 3 years of summer twilight racing on Sydney harbour 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, and First Aid (held a Wilderness First Aid certificate): I also taught first aid in the military. Currently studying for my Ocean Master with celestial navigation completed. Additional qualifications include: - '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 categories 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races. - Radar, and - Diesel certificate -Celestial navigation I love to cook. I do not smoke. I have completed the following: - 900nm delivery in a Bali 4.1 (cat) from La Rochelle in May 2019. - 3,000nm delivery from Croatia to the Canary Islands via Malta and Gibraltar on an FP 41, and a - 5,000nm transatlantic crossing on an Oceanis 58. I am fully equipped for ocean passages: wet weather gear, PFD, MOB, GPS, and EPIRB. I am a Capt./crew, not a passenger. I can be reached at: [email protected] Whatsapp: +49 176 23 44 87 98
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: 8200 / Coastal: 1900
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
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Radar RYA Certificate 2021
Crusiing Instructor RYA Certificate 2021
First Aid Certificate RYA First Aid Certificate 2021
Small Craft Basic Sea Survival RYA/MCA Certificate 2021
Short Range Radio (VHF) RYA SRC 2021
Diesel Certificate RYA Diesel Certificate 2021
Master of Yachts 200gt (Commercial) MCA/RYA Master of Yachts 200gt (Commercial) 2021
RYA/MCA Coastal Skipper and Yacht Master Offshore RYA/MCA Shore Based 2020
RYA/MCA Day Skipper/Watch Leader for Sail and Power RYA/MCA Shore Based 2020
RYA Day Skipper (Tidal) RYA Day Skipper (Tidal) 2009
Advanced Open Water Diver PADI Advanced Open Water Diver 1987
Yachtmaster Ocean Shore based RYA Yachtmaster0
RYA Coastal SkipperTidal RYA 0
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore RYA 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 58ft Monohull St Martin/Gibraltar 5 Watch-leader 4 Delivery
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 42ft Monohull Hamilton Island/Hamilton Island 150 Student 5 RYA Day Skipper (Tidal)
2009 32ft monohull Sydney Harbour, Australia /Sydney Harbour, Australia 100 Crew 6 Twilight racing
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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