David Faries, male, 53

Ref 51097

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: London , United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 480 ocean miles / 2400 coastal miles
Seeking crew/watch leader position on ARC 2023. I am a reliable, enthusiastic, proficient coastal sailor and boat owner with cruising and racing experience as a Skipper, Watch Leader or crew member, gained mainly around the East and South Coast of England. Further afield, I have chartered for 10+ years in Greece, Croatia and Turkey, completed a number of channel crossings, and sailed across Biscay 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. I currently hold RYA Day Skipper, First Aid, VHF Radio and PB2. I intend to complete Yachtmaster theory and Coastal Skipper practical in the Summer. 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 (currently a Bursar at a leading independent prep school) commencing in early July, gives me the time and opportunity to fulfil a life long ambition of sailing across the Atlantic. References available on request.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Medical - I hold a ENG 1 (Expires March 2024). No medical conditions, allergies or dietary requirements.
Languages: English;
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David’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 480 / Coastal: 2400
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
Repairing or making sailsx

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 - Burnham, Essex/Chatham, Kent 45 Watch-leader 4
2019 Yacht - Chatham, Kent/Burnham, Essex 45 Watch-leader 4
2016 Yacht, Chatham/Dover 70 Watch-leader 6
2016 Yacht - Fecamp, France/Gosport, UK 95 Watch-leader 4
2016 Yacht - Brighton /Fecamp, France 67 Watch-leader 4 Royal Escape Race
2016 Yacht - Cowes/Cowes 50 Crew 6 Round the Island Race
2013 Yacht - Levington, Suffolk/Chatham 50 Captain 3
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