Emma Heathcote, female, 55

Ref 15977

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Cowes, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
You will find me incredibly positive about everything. I love life, love sailing and feel very privileged to have known so many great people in the world. I originally trained with the RNLI and worked for 5 years on pager-service as a volunteer crew member on both the D-class and B-class lifeboats. In Borth in Wales, I crewed on the D-class lifeboat for 2 years (2014-2016), and then transferred to Cowes on the Isle of Wight where I crewed on the B-class (Atlantic 85) lifeboat for a further 3 years (2016-2019). In 2016-2017, I crewed on a trans-Atlantic voyage from the Canaries to Barbados, and then north through the Caribbean islands to the British Virgin Isles. I also have my own classic yacht, and regularly sail along the UK south coast. I keep happy and healthy and am committed to all crewing responsibilities. I am competent in most aspects of sailing, from sail-set to navigation. I also make some great ‘one-pot’ meals which are tasty, filling and nutritious, and which may be cooked in small galley kitchens. I consider myself to be resilient, positive, decisive and considerate, and generally respond calmly in challenging situations. I am exceptionally well-travelled as a result of many years travelling internationally, for both work and leisure, and I’m quick to adapt to new cultures and environments. I am receptive to different languages with a fair understanding of French, Dutch and Chinese. Maritime Certificates: • VHF Radio Operators Licence (SAROC Search & Rescue Radio Operators Certificate 2015) • RNLI Casualty Care Certificate (5-day training course 2017) • MCA First Aid Certificate STCW 95 (2017) • Sea Survival, Search and Rescue (3 x 5-day training courses 2014-2015) • RYA Yachtmaster’s Theory • RYA Level 2 Powerboat Certificate (2014) RNLI Competencies: • Fire Fighting (2014) • Emergency Survival (2014) • Pyrotechnics (2014) • Lifeboat Equipment (2014) • Launch & Recovery (2014) • Anchoring (2014) • Watch-keeping (2014) • Towing (2014) • Rope Handling (2014) • Mooring & Berthing (2014) • Boat Handling (2014) • Helicopter Operations (2015) • VHF Communications (2015) • Chart Navigation (2015) • E-Navigation Plotter & Radar (2015) • Operating Equipment (2015) • VHF Maritime & DSC (2016) • IRPCS (2016) • Veering Down (2016) • Helming the Lifeboat (2016) • Helicopter Operations (2016) • Locate & Assist Casualty (2016) • Dynamic Risk Assessment (2016) • Navigation: Tides & Weather (2016) Physical Health & Fitness: • MCA Seafarer Medical ML5 Certificate (2019) Sailing Experience (approx. 6,000 sailing miles) • Gibraltar and the Mediterranean 2011, 2012 & 2013 (Out of the Blue, Hallberg Rassy, with Skipper John Parsons) • ARC Trans-Atlantic 2016 (Alderman, Alan Mummery design, featured in the book 'Taming of the Crew', with Skipper Brendan Treacey) • Caribbean Lesser Antilles 2017 (Zwerver with Skipper Renato Franco) • Round the Island 2017, 2018 & 2019 (Jemima Puddleduck,1962 Peter Duck ketch, Skippered by Me) • France at weekends 2017-2019 (Orena with Skipper Tony Baxter) Social Welfare Certificate • CRB Clearance (for working with children and vulnerable young people)
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Vegetarian (I eat fish, cheese and eggs)
Languages: English; French; Basic Dutch (Flemish) and Chinese (Mandarin)
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Emma’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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