George Coyle, male, 76

Ref 33023

Nationality: Ireland
Currently based in: Galway, Ireland
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 5102 ocean miles / 1382 coastal miles
Hi, I am a keen 73 year old sailor. have been sailing on and off over the years with much love and gratitude. Have so far completed 6,484 nm - 85% offshore, Atlantic and Med. Completed the ARC Atlantic rally in 2007 as watch leader. The Horta, Azores Mahina Expedition to Cork, Ireland in 2008. Currently, a total of 187 night hours. Done local WIORA racing in Clifden and west coast of Ireland.Some 'racing' (Blue Cup Regatta), in Greece and Med sailing in 2012 whilst based in Gibralter studying for day and coastal skipper certs. Have done the personal survival techniques course in Gib and obtained the short range cert also. Obtained Day and Coastal certs in Gib in 2012. Now studying (online) for my yacht masters. However, been out of the water for some time due to work and travel. Now retired and sailing to catch up! Recently crewed on a Lagoon 42 catamaran delivery from Les Sables D'lonne to Hamble (Force 6) Great voyage. Still much to learn and absorb, so would welcome some support in that. Active, fit and healthy. Non smoker. Yoga teacher. Easy re food preferences. Good sense of humour and like working as a team. Reasonable cook and do a mean curry! Enjoy most activities above and below water.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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George’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5102 / Coastal: 1382
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Cert of Proficiency in Elementary First Aid Allabroad Maritime Academy Full 2012
Personal Survival Techniques Allabroad Maritime Academy Full 2012
Short Range Cert RYA as above 2012
Day and Coastal certs RYA Full 2012
Sail and Navigation Training Voyage Expeditions Mahina Expeditions Horta, Azores to Cork Ireland 1,249 nm 2009
Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training inc LAPP(combined Lifejacket & Rebreather) Falck Nutec 0
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