Jim Clarke, male, 66

Ref 30929

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Bridport, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 6000 ocean miles / 50000 coastal miles
I have sailed all my life and am a qualified yacht master and experienced instructor. At various times I have been a keen dinghy sailor (10 years) Keen offshore racing skipper (15 years) and keen cruising yachtsman (40 years). I have 50,000 sea miles, approximately half as skipper, but mostly in a coastal environment. I managed a successful cruising syndicate (Moody 39, 5 owners) in the Eastern Med for over 10 years. I love long distance sailing, am regarded as relaxed and laid back (but firm and directive when necessary), and am a good cook. My greatest strength is probably my ability to "fit in" and make a major contribution to an harmonious crew. Engines are not my strong point but I am competent at most other Boat maintenance duties. I would be regarded as very strong on planning, victualling, and logistical management of complex voyages. I want to spend 2-3 years crewing before embarking on my own Blue Water extended circumnavigation.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Jim’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 6000 / Coastal: 50000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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Steer a compass course x
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Trimming sails – mainsail and foresail/jib x
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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

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