Martin Thomas, male, 66

Ref 61757

Nationality: Australia
Currently based in: St Sampson, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1500 ocean miles / 3500 coastal miles
Hello, I am a retired educator looking for a crewing opportunity on either the 2023 Arc or Arc+ Atlantic rallies. I live in Guernsey in the Channel Islands and have owned my Moody 37 cc sailing yacht for the past 10 years, of which 3 years were as a live aboard. Most of my sailing is singlehanded or shorthanded sailing and I manage to sail 2-3 months of the year. Each year my partner and I cruise for 4-6 weeks in the summer, usually North Brittany or Cornwall. I am comfortable crossing the Channel from Guernsey to the UK and back singlehanded and at night. In August 2023 I helped double-hand a friends yacht on a 19 day passage to Madeira, I enjoyed this so much that I decided to try and find a crew position on this years Arc Atlantic. I have logged 3500 coastal nautical miles including many crossings to France and the UK and 1500 ocean nautical miles.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
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Languages: English;
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Martin’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1500 / Coastal: 3500
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
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