Mark Wright, male, 66

Ref 49022

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Knutsford, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
I am 66 years old. I have owned various boats over the last 30 years and I currently have a Westerly Storm. I have entered the ARC January 2023 but I am having difficulty finding a crew and so I am considering abandoning the trip. I have more than 10,000 sea miles. I have sailed my boat to Portugal and back and many years ago competed in the China Sea Race (Hong Kong to the Philippines) on a number of occasions. I have held a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certificate for more than 20 years.
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: 5000 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
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