David McKnight, male, 60

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Belfast, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 25000 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
Smoking: smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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David’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 25000 / Coastal: 15000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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
Competent
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Basic
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None
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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
Powerboat Instructor RYA Instructor 2009
Yachtmaster Ocean Shorebased RYA 1992
Yachtmaster RYA Offshore 1991
VHF RYA 1991

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
1993 Rival 32 St Lucia/Ireland 3000 Captain 3
1992 Rival 32 Gran Canaria/St Lucia 2500 Captain 5 ARC
1991 Van DE Stadt 36 BVI/Ireland 3000 Watch-leader 4
1990 Van De Stadt 36 Gran Canaria/St Lucia 2500 Watch-leader 5 ARC
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