Margaret Lawrence, female, 56

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Cascais, Portugal
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 3804 ocean miles / 235 coastal miles
I am a Licensed Paramedic who worked for a 911 system in the U.S for 8 years. I recently decided to take my paramedic self to the seas! I went to Gibraltar and took PB2, comp crew, day skipper, VHF radio, food safety, and various other courses to launch myself into a new career. Until a few weeks ago I didn't know that there were names for different parts of a sail! Now I can tie a few handy knots, tack, gybe, anchor, moor, berth, etc. I am green but am a quick learner and because of my lack of experience am willing to start at the bottom. I am currently enrolled in the online theory for Yachtmaster coastal/offshore and am looking for a few voyages I can volunteer on to boost my experience and network. I am single, kids are grown, fit, fun, and ready for off. I have done numerous DIY projects including wiring, plumbing, tiling, woodworking, basic welding...built a workshop from the ground up including making my own roof trusses. I'm my Dad's daughter and will try my hand at just about anything. I'll be the first one to laugh at myself if things go wrong but will always try again! I have current U.S and UK passports with EU residency in Portugal and I'm COVID vaccinated. I have always had the travel bug; I have been to all 50 U.S states and various countries. My goal is to step foot on every continent, what better way than by joining the boating community! I'm also working towards my SCUBA Divemaster, I just earned my Rescue Diver Certification and am taking the Diver Medic Technician course in Plymouth in 2 weeks.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Margaret’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3804 / Coastal: 235
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
Diesel engine maintenancex

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
PB2 Allabroad Maritime Academy 2021
VHF Radio Allabroad Maritime Academy 2021
Day Skipper Allabroad Maritime Academy 2021
Competent Crew Allabroad Maritime Academy 2021
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