Ian Holley, male, 62

Ref 48109

Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: Southampton, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
I am recently widowed, Quite fit,100 kg, 1.88mtrs tall. I am a Shipwright /Boatbuilder, 2nd class Marine Engineer/Seagoing. Am currently self employed, and working part-time for the Brockenhurst Maritime training college. I have UK "Leave to remain" and am an Australian citizen. I have previously owned a carbon fibre mast building company in Australia, called Carbontech Spars/International. I have worked for 3 Americas cup syndicates as mast builder/designer. Also the Volvo Round the World race,syndicate AssaAbbloy. plus a number of vendee teams. I am looking for a sailing sabbatical and cruising sounds perfect for me. I can cook, especially onboard, and in rough conditions, I am also competent with all marine systems and engineering. I have a commercial divers cert. and a current Driving licence(Aust. and UK). I am financially independent, for a couple of years anyway. Have travelled allot and enjoy the experience.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Ian’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Farr 45 Southampton/Cork return 1000 Captain 3 delivery to cork week regatta and return
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