Joe Carew-Bourke, male, 31

Ref 29794

Nationality: New Zealand
Currently based in: Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
I am currently Captain on a Bali 5.4, which I collected from the yard in May 2021. I'm familiar with the handover procedure at Bali/Catana and know what to double check. I also have a number of recommendations for various options offered by Bali based on our experience onboard last season. I have sailed over 25,000 miles, have crossed the Atlantic three times and I am used to being very remote and self-sufficient. I enjoy catching our own fish to eat, being sustainable by purchasing local foods and consciously thinking about our environmental impact as we travel. I like to sail a safe yacht and prioritise making sure the yacht gets from A to B in the safest way, whilst still optimising our performance to sail fast and making sure everyone has fun onboard. I like to make sure that the yacht is looking good, works to its full potential and to minimise breakdowns. I am also very hands on and resourceful engineering wise and have my AEC 1 and 2 and am a civil engineer by trade. I am used to spending extended periods on yachts with owners and their families visiting wonderful places and sharing the experience, however, I also know when to be discreet. I think that you have a very exciting programme and would be really keen to be involved in your adventures. My partner, Georgie has worked with me as chef/stew for the past 3 seasons and would love to join as crew. She is a keen sailor who has crossed the Atlantic
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: I'll eat anything and everything
Languages: English;
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Joe’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 15000
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
AEC 2 MCA 2022
Yachtmaster Ocean RYA 2021
AEC 1 MCA 2019
Yachtmaster Offshore RYA 2019

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Bali 5.4 Canet-en-Roussiloun/Palma 1000 Captain 4 Independent
2020 Leopard 45 Marseille/Antigua 4500 Captain 4 Independent
2018 Grand Maramu 56 Cape Verde/Antigua 2300 Watch-leader 4 Independent
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