Nick Tothill, male, 60

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Corsham, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
I am a 60 year old ex-Naval Officer who is about to retire at the end of December 2022. I have been sailing on and off for most of my life. However, it was only as I drew to the end of my time in the Navy that I undertook a Day Skipper course in 2010, subsequently getting my Coastal Skipper qualification in 2015. Over the past 12 years I have been sailing regularly with my family (wife and 2 girls) including a number of flotilla holidays and bare boat charters in the Eastern Med as well as serving as a Watch Leader on a Challenge 67 for a 2 week sailing leg from Jersey City NJ up through Long Island Sound via Newport RI to Boston Ma. I have much experience of living and working in crowded spaces at sea and am happy undertaking any roles on board. My intention is to buy my own boat during 2023, but I am seeking to gain as much sailing experience as I can when I give up work while searching for the correct yacht (looking to buy a Jeanneau 42DS). In particular I aspire to undertake the ARC in November 2023 and am seeking to meet skippers who are looking for additional crew and to sail with them earlier in 2023 so that we can ensure that we get on well. I am a level headed, pragmatic individual who gets on well with others and enjoys being at sea.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Nick’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 1-10
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
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