Elizabeth Benson, female, 69

Ref 21102

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: PRESTON, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 7500 ocean miles / 3500 coastal miles
Started sailing in 2009. Sailed the coast of Scotland, Ireland and the Channel islands in a 35' Westerley; In 2012 sailed mostly double-handed down the French and Portuguese coasts, Madeira and Canaries, in our 45' Finnrose. Took part in the ARC from Las Palmas to St Lucia in Nov 2012, then sailed independently through the Eastern Caribbean in 2013. Returned to the Azores via Antigua and Bermuda independently in 2013, and used that year to gain sailing qualifications. Since undertaken passages in 2019 in the Mediterranean and Caribbean, and completed the Atlantic circuit from Azores to Lagos with friends in the ARC Europe in June 2019. I'm looking always for opportunities to improve sailing skills, I can't think of a better place to be than on an amazing passage....
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: Eat most things, do not like very spicy food.
Languages: English; French; German;
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Elizabeth’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 7500 / Coastal: 3500
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Crew
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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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Bavaria 36 Gibraltar/Gibraltar 210 Crew 5
2019 Skye 51 St Lucia/Antigua 226 Crew 6
2019 Elan43 Azores/Lagos, Portugal 900 Crew 4 ARC Europe
2013 Finnrose 45 St Lucia/Terceira, Azores 3500 Crew 4 Independent
2012 Finnrose 45 Las Palmas/St Lucia 3000 Watch-leader 3 ARC
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