Andrew Murray, male, 52

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Nationality: Ireland
Currently based in: Inishbofin Island, Ireland
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 4500 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
Day job: Originally a primary school teacher and principal but still only 52 years of age. Others: I now manage our family hotel/pub on the west coast of Ireland, Murray's Doonmore Hotel, with my partner, Donna. I travelled much of the world as I was a singer in several Irish traditional/folk bands. Growing up on an island, I have plenty of experience in all kinds of boats and of course I am an experienced fisherman.I have a DSC VHF licence, RYA coastal skipper ticket and I set up the Inishbofin Sailing Club in 2014. I have been known to cook on occasions too! My partner Donna and I have sailed together on trips in the Med and from Gibraltar to Gran Canaria, doing day and night watches and all the usual jobs on board and getting on extremely well with all other crew. I crossed the Atlantic in Jan/Feb 2019, sailing from Las PAlmas, Via Cape Verde to Martinique. We are friendly, easy going (when not chasing our staff around with machetes),neat,hard working and as yet not certified as crazy.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: can't digest steel or most other metals, otherwise no issues.
Languages: English; French; Irish
Social Links:

http://Murray's Inishbofin Doonmore Hotel


Andrew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 4500 / Coastal: 2500
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
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Basic
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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
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 46 Gran Canaria /Martinique 3200 Watch-leader 3 No
2017 Halberg Rassey 48 Palma/Gibraltar 750 Watch-leader 4
2017 Lagoon 36 Gibrantar/Las Palmas 800 Watch-leader 4
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