John Hardy, male, 61

Ref 36602

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America;
Experience: 4000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
I am looking for crew for my journey from Norfolk USA to Antigua doing the Salty Dwg rally leaving on the 2nd Nov. Would need to join boat last week in October. At moment its just me as my wife as decided the life onboard is not for her. I love sailing and being onboard. I am a retired marine engineer, sold manufacturing business in Feb 2018 and gave up all my shore side responsibilities, such as business, Church Treasurership , RNLI . So now free to enjoy sailing. Have 2 grown up children. The boat is a Hanse 531.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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John’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 4000 / Coastal: 2000
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
RNLI Helmsman long service award RNLI Helman 2014
Safety boat rya 2010
Radio RYA Short Range (VHF) 2006
Yachtmaster RYA Yachtmaster offshore 1994

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Hanse 531 St Lucia/USA 2000 Captain 2 No
2018 Hanse 531 Las Palmas/St Lucia 3000 Captain 5 Arc
2015 Hanse 531 Med/Med 3000 Captain 0
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