Grant Lodge, male, 60

Ref 41808

Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: Kununurra, Australia
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 350 coastal miles
I am a fit 60year old Australian. I have spent my whole life in the outdoors from farming background and have lived in the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia for the last 25 years. I enjoy any outdoor activities but mainly, mountain biking, boating, hiking, camping, swimming and sailing. I still work as a skipper in our small tour boat business on the ord river and enjoy peoples company. I am a team person and like sharing the load and doing my fair share in any situation. I enjoy challenges in life. I discovered sailing in 2014 doing the clipper round the world training and enjoy passage making and cruising. We own a 25ft trailer sailer, a Noelex 25, which we sail around Geographe bay in Western Australia but ocean sailing is my dream and would like to gain as much experience as possible before possibly sailing my own cruising yacht around Australia and the Pacific one day.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Grant’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3000 / Coastal: 350
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Crew
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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
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Sea Safety and Survival Course RYA Current 2019
Competent Crew RYA Clipper 1,2,3 2014
Master Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Class 5 2010
Extensive Power Boat Navigation of remote Kimberley Coast Australia Approx 200 days/5000nm 1996

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 48’ Cat Canary Islands/St Lucia 3000 Crew 4 ARC
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