Gavin Embury, male, 54

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Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Calgary, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
Avid sailor with 30+ years experience, certified up to my CYA Offshore Cruising standard including Coastal Navigation, and Marine Diesel and Electronics courses. Looking to get more offshore experience before we set sail on a family sabbatical in a couple of years. Most of my sailing experience has been chartering boats up to 45' (monohulls and catamarans) in the Caribbean and West Coast of Canada for trips up to one month in duration in the role of Captain with my family as crew. I am a mechanical engineer with an MBA, married with 2 teenagers. Easy going, calm under pressure, fit and healthy and reasonably competent in the galley. In my spare time I typically do multi day adventure trips, including sailing, backcountry motorcycle trips and sea and whitewater kayaking in remote locations.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Gavin’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Competent
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Basic
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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 VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Offshore Cruising CYA Achieved 2009
Advanced Cruising, Coastal Navigation, Coastal Skipper, Day Skipper, Competent Crew CYA and ISPA Achieved 2004

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 42 Nanaimo British Columbia/Nanaimo British Columbia 300 Captain 4 n/a
2019 39 BVI/Puerto Rico and Return 400 Captain 4 n/a
January 0 32-42 Monohull and Catamaran Caribbean and British Columbia/Caribbean and British Columbia 2200 Captain 4 no
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