Karl Dancer, male, 57

Ref 5952

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; North Indian Ocean & Red Sea; North Pacific Islands; South America; South East Asia & East Asia; South Pacific Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 5800 ocean miles / 2700 coastal miles
I have experience of been a watch leader on a 72 Ft ex BT Challenger yacht with Tallships.org which is a charity focussed on young people. I have crewed on several deliveries, including UK to Spain, Scotland to Cornwall, Gibraltar to Antigua, UK to Ireland. I worked as a volunteer 3rd engineer on the Tall ship Lord Nelson in the Caribbean. Being a trained mechanical and electrical engineer by trade I can fix / fault find most things, that are serviceable. I'm used to the sea, having fished, scuba dived (normoxix, trimix) etc, for years. I'm easy going, get along well with people, don't stress to much. I'm a quick learner and hard working team player and pretty reasonable cook (according to the last skipper)
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None, I eat pretty much anything.
Languages: English;
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Karl’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5800 / Coastal: 2700
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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Competent
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Basic
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None
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
YM Coastal Skipper YHA Coastal Skipper 2018
Basic Sea Survival Certificate RYA/MCA 2017
GMDSS Short Range Certificate YHA 2015
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