Matthew Cowan, male, 52

Ref 12610

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Philadelphia, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 3500 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Currently in-between jobs and pondering taking some time out for some sailing adventures. Worked in the hedge fund industry for 15 years before pursuing a career in urban design. Raced in Bermuda as crew for 10 years on a successfully campaigned J-24 (including two Worlds) and qualified for the RYA Yachtmaster Offshore certification at UKSA in 2011.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Matthew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3500 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Sailing Skills Experienced
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Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
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None
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx
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