Paul James, male, 61

Ref 35262

Main Number: +447786252286
Alt Contact Number: +442380406672
Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Southampton, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean;
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 8000 coastal miles
Hi, I am 61, married with 2 children living at home in Southampton. I retired in May 2019 and have always wanted to do the ARC. I have c:9,000 miles sailing experience and am an RYA commercially endorsed Yachtmaster. However, due to work commitments I have sailed only about 1 month a year over the past few years. I am a willing crew member and have sailed primarily in the Med on a ranges of boats - Amel Sharki, Beneteau, Bavaria etc. I have also sailed the Channel Islands a number of times, Kategat and most often in the Solent which is where I am based. I have raced in the Solent and also crewed on the Fastnet 2001 on a Sigma 38.
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: 1000 / Coastal: 8000
Nights at sea: 11-49
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Short Range Certificate (DSC) RYA Basic 2014
First Aid RYA 2009
Sea Survival RYA Basic 2003
Yachtmaster Offshore RYA Commercially endorsed 1999
Yachtmaster Ocean (Theory only) RYA Theory only 1997

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Amel Sharki Preveza/Preveza 600 Captain 2 Cruise
2018 Sun Odyssey 41 Athens/Athens 300 Captain 5 Cruise
2017 Amel Sharki Preveza/Preveza 200 Captain 2 Cruise
2016 Moody Southampton/Weymouth 150 Watch-leader 5 Cruise
2013 Amel Sharki Dbrovnik/Preveza 400 Watch-leader 2 Delivery
2012 Beneteau, Bavaria etc Various Mediterranean/Various Meditterannean 400 Captain 6 Cruise
2001 Sigma 38 Southampton/Southampton 600 Crew 8 Fastnet 2001
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