David Faries, male, 54

Ref 51097

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: London , United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
I am seeking cruising or racing opportunities as crew or watch leader from May 2024. I currently hold RYA Yachtmaster Theory and Coastal Skipper. I am a reliable, proficient coastal cruising skipper and boat owner with cruising and racing experience gained mainly around the East and South Coast of England. Further afield, I have chartered boats for 10+ years in Greece, Croatia and Turkey, completed a number of channel crossings, and sailed across Biscay as a Watchleader in 2020. I have been a member of Medway Yacht Club for c.15 years, from where my wife and I sail our Hunter Horizon 26 most weekends in the Summer (mileage not included above). In addition to RYA Yachtmaster Theory and Coastal Skipper, I hold RYA First Aid, VHF Radio and PB2. Just as important, I am a fit ex rugby player and rower with a good sense of humour and who enjoys life most when I am working or socialising as part of a team or crew. A career break (most recently a Bursar at a leading independent prep school), gives me the time and opportunity to be available for longer passages, races or deliveries. References available on request.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Medical - I hold a ENG 1 No medical conditions, allergies or dietary requirements.
Languages: English;
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Davidā€™s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 2500
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Steer a compass course x
Keep lookout/watch-keeping x
Trimming sails ā€“ mainsail and foresail/jib x
Reefing x
Working the foredeck ā€“ 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
Repairing or making sailsx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Coastal Skipper RYA 2023
Yachtmaster Theory RYA 2023
ICC RYA 2011

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Yacht - Chatham, Kent/Eastbourne 110 Crew 4
2020 Yacht - Weymouth/A Coruna, Spain 480 Watch-leader 5
2019 Yacht - Chatham, Kent/Burnham, Essex 45 Watch-leader 4
2019 Yacht - Burnham, Essex/Chatham, Kent 45 Watch-leader 4
2016 Yacht, Chatham/Dover 70 Watch-leader 6
2016 Yacht - Brighton /Fecamp, France 67 Watch-leader 4 Royal Escape Race
2016 Yacht - Fecamp, France/Gosport, UK 95 Watch-leader 4
2016 Yacht - Cowes/Cowes 50 Crew 6 Round the Island Race
2013 Yacht - Levington, Suffolk/Chatham 50 Captain 3
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