Mark Turner, male, 65

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Petersfield, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 6500 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
I completed a North Atlantic circuit as a watch leader on a Bowman 57 in three stages - Las Palmas to Rodney Bay, 2017, Jolly Harbour to Plymouth, via Horta, 2019, Plymouth to Las Palmas via A Corunna and Cascais in 2021. I competed in the Caribbean 600 in 2020. Thinking about going round again.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: I can’t stand sweet corn
Languages: English;
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Mark’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 6500 / Coastal: 5000
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Sea Survival RYA 2017
First Aid RYA 2017
Day Skipper RYA 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Bowman 57 Plymouth/Las Palmas 1100 Watch-leader 8 Independent
2020 First 41.7 Antigua/Antigua 650 Crew 9 C600
2019 Bowman 56 Jolly Harbour, Antigua /Horta, Azores 0 Watch-leader 8 Independent
2017 Bowman 56 Las Palmas/Rodney Bay 0 Watch-leader 8 ARC
2011 31’ Fin keeled sloop Bruinesse/Portsmouth 0 Other 1 Independent
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