Martin Matthews, male, 61

Ref 29679

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: St Mary Hoo, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 6000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
I started racing sigma 33's in my early 20's in the solent completing many offshore races. At the same time most of my holidays were on flotillas in the mediterranean. The very first boat I owned was in Greece and I have sailed for many years in the Mediterranean eventually deciding to go further afield. I completed the ARC+ in my own boat (Bavaria390) in 2017. I crewed on the ARC 2018 on a catamaran "Intune" Joined the ARC yellowshirt team in 2021 in Gran canaria and St Lucia. I eventually want to complete a world circumnavigation but I am between boats at the moment and would like to sail a lot more offshore to gain more experience of different boats. My ambition is to complete the world ARC. I race Sonata's on the Medway when I am not off gallivanting. I am very handy and good at fixing most things on a boat.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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Martin’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 6000 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
Outboard engine maintenancex

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2018 Fountaine Pajot Lipari 41 Catamaran Gran Canaria/St Lucla 3000 Watch-leader 5 ARC
2017 Bavaria 390 monohull Santorini Greece Via Gran Canaria & ARC+/Dominican Republic Via ARC + Cape verdi & St Lucia 5500 Captain 4 ARC+
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