Graham Courtney, male, 56

Ref 16766

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Atlanta, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
Easy going Brit with a sense of humor, blue water, night-watch experience who has participated in ARC legs. Looking to develop experience sailing catamarans (mostly) with those more experienced than myself. I enjoy teaching others. Happy and capable of standing watch alone working with radar and AIS. Enjoy being involved in provisioning, passage planning and boat preparation. Can cook an assortment of meals. Interested in and capable of performing various boat repair activities. Several skippers would vouch for my personality, willingness to accept responsibility and help out with all basic boat chores. Perhaps the thing I enjoy the most about longer passages is how a group of strangers quickly become part of a cohesive team, learning from each other and entertaining each other. My last trip across the Caribbean was the first time I seriously got to fish off the back of the boat and I've got a few stories of ones that got away. Non-smoker. Do not drink on passage.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French;
Social Links:

Graham’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3000 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Docking ASA 118 2017
Navigation ASA 105 2015
Crusing Catamaran ASA 114 2015
Bareboat Cruising/Coastal Cruising ASA 103/104 2014
Basic Keelboat Sailing Certification ASA 101 2014

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Catalina 36 Brunswick/Fernandina Beach (and return) 80 Crew 2 GA-FL Ocean Challenge Race
2021 Catalina 36 Brunswick/Fernandina Beach (and return) 80 Crew 2 GA-FL Ocean Challenge Race
2021 Catalina 36 Brunswick/Fernandina Beach (and return) 80 Crew 3 GA-FL Ocean Challenge Race
2019 Knysna 48 George Town/Panama City 1350 Crew 4
2019 First 50 Mykonos, Greece/Kiato, Greece 150 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2018 Lagoon 42 Les Sables D/Malaga 1250 Watch-leader 6 Delivery
2018 Lagoon 42 Les Sables D/Cascais 900 Watch-leader 7 Delivery
2017 Lagoon 39 Les Sables D/Cartagena 1350 Watch-leader 4 Delivery
2016 Leopard 49 Road Town/Road Town 100 Captain 8
2015 Lagoon 50 Belize City/Belize City 200 Student 6
2014 Beneteau 39 Pensacola/Pensacola 75 Crew 4
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