Paul Britton, male, 60

Ref 45954

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Houston, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
I have a passion for sailing that has driven my life choices as I approach retirement from the business world. A world cruising life is in the planning stage and the boat is purchased. I started planning for this life by obtaining my USCG Captain License (50 GRT Masters), becoming an ASA instructor and racking up many offshore passages and professional yacht deliveries. I enjoy teaching and often combine ASA instruction with yacht deliveries. I have had the the great privilege to help many students, friends and crew achieve their Sailing Vision. I own a Jeanneau 379 and actively sail and race her in both offshore and Bay regattas. I am an engineer and can troubleshoot and fix most boat stuff (if I have the right tools). I have a lot of offshore heavy-weather experience. I can take a Captain or watch leader/crew role. Hoping to cross the Atlantic this year prior to taking delivery of my own yacht in South Africa in July 2022.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Paul’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 2500
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Instructor American Sailing Association (ASA) 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 214 2018
Captain License (Ref No: 3615523) USCG 50 GRT Master 2015

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Beneteau 45 New Orleans, LA/Kemah, TX 325 Captain 6 Delivery
2021 Jeanneau 49 Isla Mujeres, Mexico/Sarasota, FL 480 Captain 3 Delivery
2020 Beneteau 30 New Orleans, LA/Fairhope, AL 325 Captain 4 Delivery
2020 Jeanneau 49 Kemah, TX/Isla Mujeres, Mexico 850 Captain 4 Delivery
2020 Ericson 39 Portland, ME/Newport, RI 350 Watch-leader 3 Delivery
2020 Jeanneau 509 Key West, FL/Kemah, TX 900 Captain 3 Delivery
2020 Ericson 39 Cape Canaveral, FL/Nantucket, MA 1000 Watch-leader 3 Delivery
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