Keith Barker, male, 67

Ref 49013

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Brentwood, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
67 years old, now a happy grandfather. RYA Coastal Skipper qualified. Considered by my sailing buddies, I am told, as dependable, resilient and (generally) easy-going. I still have an almost overwhelming urge to experience again long ocean passages (preferably warm ones!). I want to cross the Pacific. I am looking for a short-handed crew undertaking a Pacific crossing that needs someone to share the watch rota. I can fly out (at my cost) to anywhere, almost any time, for the right opportunity. My ocean sailing experience was earned in the 2015/16 Clipper RTW yacht race, where I completed 3 legs: London to Rio, to Cape Town, leaving the boat in Albany Western Australia. Over 15000 miles. I was an occasional watch leader, regular night watch helm, trimmer, deck hand, handyman, cook, cleaner, etc. I revelled in helming at night in the Southern Ocean with difficult seas and serious storms every 4 days. I have often skippered small yachts in both Greek Island flotillas and solo bareboating, including in the Azores and the Whitsundays, with my wife and friends.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Keith’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
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