Mike Critchley, male, 74

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: PETERSFIELD, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 20000 coastal miles
Available as Skipper, Ocean Instructor, Yachting Mentor or Watch Leader. Commercially endorsed RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, RYA Yacht Master Offshore and Ocean Examiner and Instructor. Recent experience includes: - Conducting RYA Yacht Master Offshore and Ocean training and examinations in UK, Mediterranean, Hong Kong and the Caribbean on 12 to 24 metre sailing and motor yachts. - Delivery mate/ crew on Oyster 885 from Antigua, Bermuda, Azores, Gibraltar, UK and Norway - Skipper of 25 metre SY OCEAN LEOPARD in the Solent for corporate events and Round The Island races. - Delivery crew and Celestial Navigation trainer on 31 metre SY SHADOW Spain to Mediterranean. - Skipper of 12 metre Nelson Motor Cruiser in the Solent area. - Delivery of 13 metre Bavaria Sailing Yacht from St Lucia to BVIs. - Delivery of 15 metre Charter Yacht from BVI to Antigua. UK Passport with USA B1/B2 visa, UK Driving Licence. My wife, Sigi Goolden, also available: Ocean racing and delivery and coastal cruising experience, holds a RYA Day Skipper Certificate. UK Passport with USA B1/B2 visa, UK Driving Licence.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
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Languages: English;
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Mike’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20000 / Coastal: 20000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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Steer a compass course x
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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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

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