Fin McGurran, male, 57

Ref 49282

Nationality: Ireland
Currently based in: Alvor, Portugal
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Qualified to YM Ocean standard, over 100k miles sailed, crossing the Atlantic at least 12 times. I have recently sold SY Mustique, a 66ft Moody Motor Sailor. I have captained and run Mustique for the last 12 years and offered crewed charters onboard, sailing the eastern Med during the summer months, and crossing to the Caribbean for winter and offering charters there. I am partnered and we both have been operating the yacht in the capacity of Captain/Chef and Mate/Host. Prior to Mustique, I owned and skipped SY Pi Squared, on which I offer Racing charters for regattas and offshore races, in the English Channel, The Med and the Caribbean seas. Since selling the yacht earlier this year, we have bought a new property in the South of Portugal which we intend to eventually make my base - but we're not quite ready for that yet and seeking new adventures.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French;
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Fin’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
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