David Bulmer, male, 43

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Hi I'm Dave, I'm a 40 year old geologist, from Manchester in UK, been living and working in the middle east for 15 years. I'm easy going, up for a laugh and not shy of hard work. I fell in love with sailing about 4 years ago on a 3 month trip around the Ionian. Since then I've been doing as much sailing in between work as possible, getting RYA comp crew and day skipper tickets along the way with mile builders in Croatia, Greece and Dubai. The moons have now aligned and I've finally quit my job to follow my dream of sailing around the world full time. My aim is to buy my own boat at some point, but for now I'd love to get some more experience and meet some characters along the way.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: A beer at sundown
Languages: English;
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David’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Crew
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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 Day Skipper Practical RYA Day Skipper 2020
RYA Day Skipper Theory RYA Day Skipper 2020
RYA Competent Crew RYA Competent Crew 2019

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Oyster 61 Kalamata/Perveza 150 Crew 5
2021 Athens/Saronic Gulf 200 Student 5 Mile Builder/Day Skipper Refresher
2020 Beneteau First 36.7 Murter/Skradin 100 Student 5 Day Skipper Course
2019 Bavaria 40 Dubai/Moon Island 100 Crew 5 N/A
2018 Bavaria 52 Finike Turkey/Santorini 500 Crew 4 N/A
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