Mike Garner, male, 56

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Main Number: +4407534169325
Alt Contact Number: +4407711654083
Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Surrey, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Recently retired after 40 years at the grindstone. Time on my hands now to tick off a few of those bucket list items: Camino de Santiago and South America (I'm learning Spanish just for those two). Aus and NZ to see old rugby mates (maybe catch the AC 2021). Route 66 (well the route of it) Sail the pond so I can hold my manhood valued when any speak of that trip. I've recently sold my own yacht to allow me some more freedom to travel, so I've 20 years of offshore skippering (well Solent and Channel) offshore experience, Channel Islands, near France, a bit of Med chartering on my own and others boats. Happy to cook and clean, maintain boats, pretty talented mechanical engineer, ex military electronics engineer (by trade). Not an ocean optimist, been scared too death too many times for that, but a safe set of hands in port and on passage. Solvent, free of date restrictions and happy to share costs.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Don't like cucumber, unless it the only thing left on board.
Languages: English; Spanish;
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Mike’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1000 / Coastal: 1000
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 VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yachtmaster Theory RYA 2000
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