David Swain, male, 46

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Bishops Waltham, Southampton, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 60000 ocean miles / 80000 coastal miles
Experienced Ocean Yacht Master (Instructor) and Master 3000gt Yachts. Skippering experience 30ft - 180ft vessels. Over 15 years Sail Training experience. I am currently seeking an Atlantic Crossing with my partner who is also an experienced deckhand on tall ships and a secondary teacher. We are looking to join a crew, and be part of a team as part of a joint experience for both of us. Please contact me for further information
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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David’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 60000 / Coastal: 80000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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