Paul Devins, male, 43

Ref 17706

Nationality: Ireland
Currently based in: Dublin, Ireland
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 2500 ocean miles / 4000 coastal miles
I am an easy going professional with RYA Yachtmaster Offshore cert and love sailing away into the distance. I am therefore most interested in longer passages. I I have completed 6000+nm (mostly offshore), I have a VHF license as well completed a sea survival course. I am currently a member and qualified Keelboat instructor at the INSS sailing school/club in Dun Laoghaire, Ireland and I regularly sail every week with them and I race occasionally. Passages completed; 2700nm Lagoon delivery (450s) from Atlantic coast of France to Croatia, a delivery of a sigma 400 across the Irish sea and a 900nm trip from Ireland to Spain all as watch leader and various other offshore trips. I started sailing dinghies when I was 12 and I got into sailing yachts recently after a break of a few years. In my younger years I have worked as a cook in a kitchen so I am able to pitch in for cooking when the need arises. I am a Telecom's Consultant in my day job so I am technically minded, have a keen interest in the sea and also hold an advanced open water scuba diving qualification. It has always been a dream of mine to cross the Atlantic on a S/Y, even better if using a sextant.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; I also have basic french
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Paul’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2500 / Coastal: 4000
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yachtmaster Offshore RYA 2020

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 37 ft Mono Dublin bay/Dublin bay 500 Watch-leader 5
2018 36 Elan Dublin/Dublin 500 Watch-leader 5
2018 37ft Mono Dublin/Port Patrick (Scotland) - Isle of Man - Amlych (Wales) - Wicklow - Dublin (IE) 600 Captain 5
2018 Lagoon 450 Les Sables d/Sukosan (Croatia) 2700 Watch-leader 6
2017 Sigma 400 Plymouth (UK)/Dublin (IE) 300 Watch-leader 6
2016 Sun Odyssey 39ft Dublin (East coast Ireland)/Galicia (NW Spain) 900 Watch-leader 4
2015 Beneteau Santorini/Athens 350 Crew 8
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