John Gayford, male, 74

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Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Oakville, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 100001 ocean miles / 19999 coastal miles
Mechanical engineer see Youtube videoes under John Gayford, & tommmzzz. Stcw95. Built 46'alloy yacht sailed from New York to Melbourne and NZ. Delivered Vo70, Elliott 44, Swan 59, Swan 45, last 12 months. Partner with 27yo son, Thomas, as delivery Captain and crew. Good at fixing things at sea and before sailing.Check my youtube video '117 days at sea' Co-owns C&C 43 now in NZ
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: No but not bad at cooking at sea.
Languages: English;
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John’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 100001 / Coastal: 19999
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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
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