Emma Hinde, female, 20

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Zug, Switzerland
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 7900 ocean miles / 2070 coastal miles
I’m taking a year off before going to study engineering at university to sail. I play guitar and paint and am very interested in learning how to fix things that go wrong on boats. I’m English, but have lived in Switzerland since I was 10, and then spent several years at a boarding school, so know how to live in a confined space with others. I’ve sailed in dinghies on and off for my whole life, including racing 420s with my brother, but have just got more into cruising. I recently sailed with a Norwegian family from Ulsteinvik, Norway to Arklow, Ireland and did my day skipper practical in Cork. I went on to sail from Cascais to Gran Canaria on a Oyster Lightwave 48 with a family with three young children and did solo night watches. I crossed the Atlantic east to west as part of a crew of seven on a Bowman 53, and then west to east on a Fontaine Pajot Saona 47 catamaran, also with solo watches. I am willing to learn any skills I’m lacking. I also shared cooking on each boat, and am happy to do my share of all the tasks on board.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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Emma’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 7900 / Coastal: 2070
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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 radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Irish Sailing Day Skipper Sovreign Sailing 2022
RYA youth sailing scheme Neilson Adakay Beachclub Stage 4 2015

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Fontaine Pajot 47 (Saona) St Maarten/Lagos 3900 Watch-leader 4 ARC Europe
2023 Fontain Pajot 47 Lagos (Portugal)/Mallorca 650 Watch-leader 4 None
2023 Fontaine Pajot 47 Mallorca/Mallorca 220 Watch-leader 5
2022 Bowman 53 Las Palmas de Gran Canaria /Antigua 3100 Crew 7
2022 Bavaria 44 Ulsteinvik /Arklow 1000 Crew 6
2022 Oyster Lightwave 48 Cascais/Las Palmas 900 Crew 6 None
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