Lesley Lai, female, 61

Ref 23944

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Lefkada, Greece
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
I have been sailing and working in the Med on sailing yachts for more than 15 years. I have RYA Coastal Skipper, RYA Power Boat Level 2, ICC for Sail and Power (upto 10m), First Aid certificate and VHF Radio cert. I work as a first mate/chef/hostess on mono hulls and catamarans, 40-75 ft, for several weeks each summer season, generally in the Ionian and Aegean seas and now looking to work less and sail as crew for deliveries and pleasure. When working I was on different yachts each week with different skippers and guests so I believe I am very adaptable and can live readily with strangers! I have done a few deliveries as crew and watch leader, Greece to Turkey, France to Greece, Peloponese to N. Ionian, Athens to Ionian and Greece to Majorca. I am a very competent first mate and general crew member and have also lived on a 45' ketch for 5 years. I love meeting new people, I am a team player and always willing to learn. I am looking to expand my sailing experience outside of the charter yacht crew environment.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: not-say
Dietary requirements: NONE
Languages: English; Greek
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Lesley’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1000 / Coastal: 15000
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
ICC Operator of Pleasure Craft RYA Sail and Power (upto 10m) 2017
Powerboat Handling RYA 2 2016
Coastal Skipper RYA 2007

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Oyster 57 Lefkas, Greece/Palma, Majorca 1000 Watch-leader 3 Delivery
2018 51 oceanstar Ionain/Aegean 600 Watch-leader 6
2018 Leopard Agadir/Arecife 230 Watch-leader 4
2017 Various Ionain/Aegean 1000 Watch-leader 8
2016 Various Ionian/Aegean 800 Hostess 8
2015 50 Beneteau Greece/Turkey 600 Watch-leader 2 DELIVERY
2014 Various Ionian/Ionian 800 Hostess 6 Charter
2013 47 Hanse Franec/Greece 1500 Crew 4 Delivery
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