Court Taylour, male, 52

Ref 49517

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Zurich, Switzerland
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America;
Experience: 250 ocean miles / 267 coastal miles
I live in Switzerland and am married with three sons. Having spent much of the last 16 years in the mountains, where I enjoy climbing and ski-touring, as well as guiding groups for the Swiss Alpine Club; in 2018 I took my family on a sailing trip and rediscovered my love of being on the water. Having crewed on dinghies for friends as a boy, I had always wanted to spend more time on boats and now have the possibility to do this. We competed our RYA Competent Crew, sailing from Lagos as a family in 2020. I then spent a week sailing from La Rochelle in 2021, to gain the experience to return to Lagos in 2022 to complete RYA Day Skipper. I now want to build my experience and miles, and am fortunate enough to have a two month sabbatical from my work in 2023, which gives me the opportunity to make longer passages.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; German;
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Court’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 250 / Coastal: 267
Nights at sea: 1-10
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 relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Day Skipper Royal Yacht Association Day Skipper 2022
Competent Crew Royal Yacht Association Competent Crew 2020

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
1991 38 Sigma Plymouth/Guernsey 250 Crew 8
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