Mark Reeves, male, 49

Ref 48997

Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: Melbourne, Australia
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 200 ocean miles / 500 coastal miles
I've had an interest in Sailing for many years and will purchase a Catamaran in three years when my youngest son finishes High School. I'm married and two sons, working full time at the moment and hoping to wind back and enjoy sailing when the situation is right. Before then I want to get more experience sailing passages and ARC Atlantic and Pacific are appealing to me. I'm working hard to ensure my lovely Wife Allison is also included in the sailing journey. To join it will need to coincide with what ever leave I have available until June next year when we expect our circumstance to change and I will have time to engage in longer passages. I'm very down to earth and easy going. I love to cook and expect this may be a benefit to some of the longer trips. My sailing skills are still novice but we are regularly doing training courses and will be in Whitsunday's at the end of June this year. I'm also a keen fisherman and regularly get on the water in a 5.2m outboard in bays and estuaries. Any opportunity will be greatly appreciated.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Mark’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 200 / Coastal: 500
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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
2022 Leopard 48 Whitsunday/Whitsunday 200 Captain 6
2021 Leopard 44 Whitsunday/Whitsunday 200 Captain 10
2020 Leopard 44 Whitsunday/Whitsunday 200 Captain 7
2019 Leopard 44 Whitsunday/Whitsunday 200 Captain 6
2010 5.2m Outboard Marlo/Marlo 100 Captain 5
2009 Beneteau 34 Metung lakes/Lakes Entrance 100 Captain 4
2005 Whitsunday/Whitsunday 100 Captain 7
2003 Perry 43 Whitsunday/Whitsunday 100 Captain 5
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