Brian Uniacke, male, 51

Ref 3609

Nationality: Ireland
Currently based in: Dublin, Ireland
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 14000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
Commercially endorsed RYA Cruising Instructor and Yachtmaster Ocean. Happy to undertake voyages of any length anywhere in the world. I am a positive and cheerful person. I am cool under pressure. Safety and good seamanship are my primary concerns. After that, most of all I like to enjoy sailing and life in general. I have all my own personal equipment and it is good quality.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
Social Links:

Brian’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 14000 / Coastal: 3000
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
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
RYA Cruising Instructor RYA Cruising Instructor 2023
Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques National Maritime College of Ireland STCW 2022
Certificate of Proficiency in Fire Prevention and Fire Fightine National Maritime College of Ireland STCW 2022
Personal Survival Techniques SAMSA South Africa Maritime Safety Authority 2015
Certificate of Competence Fire prevention and fire fighting SAMSA South African Maritime Safety Authority STCW 2015
Maritime Radio Operator Certificate of Competence Maritime & Coastguard Agency Short range certificate 2015
Yachtmaster RYA Offshore 2015
Yachtmaster RYA Ocean 2015

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Mills 36 Custom Cowes/Cherbourg - Fastnet Race 700 Crew 7 RORC 50th Fastnet race
2019 Swan 80 Gran Canaria /San Lucia 3500 Crew 12 ARC racing section 4th over the line
2017 Did 38\" \"Black Cat\" Cape Town/Rio de Janeiro 4000 Crew 6 Cape To Rio Race (came 3rd in class)
2016 Tashiba 36 Jacksonville Florida/Bermuda 1200 Watch-leader 3 independant
2013 Benetau 57 San Lucia/Portugal - Lagos 4000 Crew 4 independant
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