Matthew Porter, male, 50

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Plymouth , United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea;
Experience: 600 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Hi, I am RYA Yachtmaster with 30 years experience and currently cruise in a Sadler 29. I have some experience of technical sailing from Melges 24. I want to invest some energy and enthusiasm in crewing for others and gaining ocean experience, before we set off in a bigger boat in a few years. I am half way through RYA Ocean Astronav course. I have chartered as Skipper for the last 20 years in UK, Turkey, Greece, Australia and Caribbean. I have done my Comp Crew, Dayskipper, Yachtmaster, Sea Survival and First Aid. I am an exec coach by profession and have a good understading of emotional intelligence and group dynamics. I am good with handling chaotic situation, I have a big heart and a lot of enthusiasm.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Matthew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 600 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2006 Dufour 34 Torquay/Ireland to France to Torquay 600 Captain 2 Traingle Race
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