Nigel Ellis-Gray, male, 75

Ref 24503

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Orgedeuil, France
Looking for: Caribbean;
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 30000 coastal miles
I have been sailing since 1984 to 2008 in UK waters. Spent 7 years offshore racing from Plymouth. Competed in the Armada Cup (450 miles) Plymouth to San Sebastian 3 times. My total sea miles amount to approximately 35,000 Nm. Have undertaken several RYA training courses including First Aid, Engine Maintenance, practical and theory, plus VHF Radio licence. Have strong sea-legs. Love cooking. Outgoing personality & a sence of humour. Despite living in France my French is poor!. I have owned 5 yachts, the last one being a Hanse 400 in which my companion & I sailed extensively in the Mediterranean for 5 years for 6 months at a time. In November 2019 I helped two American owners crew a 40 foot catamaran with a friend from Gibraltar to the British Virgin Isles via Lanzarote and the Cape Verdi Islands. Passage took 4 weeks. It was not a great experience so I’d like to do a Transat on a well-found boat with nice people
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: Won't eat Tripe or insects but everything else more or less.
Languages: English; French;
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Nigel’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 30000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
First Aid RYA 2019
Diesel engine maintenance RYA 2019
Outboard Engine Maintenance RYA 1984
Coastal Skipper RYA Certificate 1983
Vhf RYA 1980
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