Lesley Woodward, female, 59

Ref 32551

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: , United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 25000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
Hello! It's great to see you are interested in my profile and thanks for taking the time to read about me. I am a 'young', fit 58-year-old taking an extended sabbatical from my day job (midwife/lecturer) and looking for worldwide sailing opportunities. I am a very active person, having grown up in Cornwall, UK, which is by the sea, I enjoy many sports including, Yoga, cycling, hiking, dinghy sailing, kayaking, windsurfing, body boarding and distance swimming. I have been fortunate enough to have had some wonderful sailing opportunities already. I have crossed the Atlantic twice, once in 2019 and again in 2022. I have also crewed on the World ARC on two occasions, once in 2018 in the South Pacific and again in 2020 for seven months, starting the World ARC 2020 in St Lucia. However, due to Covid restrictions and the boat being unable to continue Westwards I was unable to continue. I am currently in St Lucia after crossing with the ARC Atlantic. I am looking for worldwide opportunities, preferably with the World ARC 2023. I have no family or work commitments at present and hold an EU passport, am therefore very flexible regarding the duration of passages. I am hardworking, easy to get along with, a good cook and good at cooking at sea, have lots of experience, and have a very good sense of humour. I am keen to join a safe and friendly fun boat and feel I have a lot to offer as a member of crew and look forward to lots of exciting new adventures. I would love to hear from any interested boats and I would love to chat to you if you would like any more information. Wishing you happy sailing, Lesley
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; German;
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Lesley’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 25000 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Cruising Instructor Royal Yachting Association (RYA) 2023
Powerboat Royal Yachting Association (RYA) 2 and intermediate 2023
RYA Coastal Skipper Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Coastal Skipper 2019
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Yachtmaster Offshore 2019
Radar Course RYA 2019
First Aid at Sea Course Royal Yachting Association (RYA) 2019
RYA/MCA Small Craft Basic Sea Survival Course Royal Yachting Association (RYA) 2019
VHF Radio Certificate Royal Yachting Association (RYA) 2018
Seebootfuhrerschein (German sailing qualification) Sail and motor boat up to 15 meters 2017
RYA Competent Crew Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Competent Crew 2017
RYA Day Skipper Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Day Skipper 2017
Diesel Engine Maintenance RYA 0
Life Support Instructor UK Resuscitation Council 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Grand Soleil Maxi one 62 ft St Lucia/Trinidad 220 Captain 2 none
2023 Lagoon 570 St Martin/Bahamas + cruising 1100 Watch-leader 2 none
2022 Grand Soleil Maxi one 62 ft Las Palmas, Canaries/St Lucia, Caribbean 2 Captain 7 ARC
2022 Grand soleil maxi one 62ft Corfu +cruising Mediterranean /Canary islands 3 Watch-leader 2
2021 Oyster 46 Plymouth, United Kingdom/Outer Hebrides and Orkney Islands, Scotland 2 Watch-leader 2 none
2020 Hallberg Rassy 53 Las Perlas, Panama/Galápagos 856 Crew 4 World ARC
2020 Hallberg Rassy 53 Galapagos/Tahiti, French Polynesia 4 Crew 4 World ARC
2020 Hallberg Rassy 53 Santa Marta, Columbia/San Blas Islands 300 Crew 4 World ARC
2020 Hallberg Rassy 53 and Sunreef 62 Panama Canal twice/Panama canal 80 Crew 5
2020 Hallberg Rassy 53 St Lucia, Caribbean/Santa Marta, Columbia 830 Crew 4 World ARC
2019 Boreal 47 Lanzarote, Canary Islands/Antigua, Caribbean. 3 Crew 4
2019 Boreal 47 Gibraltar, Spain/Lanzarote, Canary Islands 600 Crew 4
2019 Bavaria 37 Lanzarote/All other Canary Islands 2 Student 4 None - Offshore Yachtmaster Programme
2019 Bavaria 34 Plymouth, UK/Falmouth, UK 300 Crew 4 None
2019 Bavaria 50 St Annaland, Holland/Ramsgate, UK 180 Crew 8 None
2018 Swan 54 Gibraltar/Lanzarote 600 Crew 4 None
2018 Bylaws 54 Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia/Tahiti 800 Crew 4 World ARC
2017 Bavaria 36 Plymouth, UK/Channel Islands, Guernsey, Jersey 300 Student 5 None
2017 Bavaria 34 Plymouth, UK/Fowey, Cornwall 45 Crew 3 None
2017 Beneteau 46 Gouvia, Corfu, Greece/Various other Greek Islands and back to Corfu 300 Student 4
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