Peter Collins, male, 66

Ref 49161

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: , Netherlands
Looking for: Caribbean; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 20000 coastal miles
IMPORTANT UPDATE: I am immediately available for the ARC or the ARC+, with all required gear packed and ready to go, including AIS/MOB and can be at any departing destination in Europe within 24 hrs. This past August, I was selected to crew on the Antia, a 48 foor Viva class Italian made ocean racing cutter. After three weeks of crewing, including time spent working of the boat prior to departure, during the voyage from Catania Sicily to Las Palmas in preparation for the ARC, the owner/skipper Jason Ingram incurred severe injuries caused by a fall on the wharf. The entire crew has returned home including myself. References available on request. I am Canadian, married with two grown children and have lived for the past 33 years in Heemstede, just outside Amsterdam. I am recently retired having had a career in Finance here in The Netherlands. During my youth I grew up on Lasqueti Island in British Columbia where my dad and uncle had sailboats and I essentially grew up on boats, mostly sailboats. In my teens and twenties, I crewed professionally for 5 years as engineer on salmon purse seiners on the west coast of British Columbia. Particularly with regard to my experience on commercial boats, I am fully aware of the need for a calm, open and sociable personality able to perform under adverse conditions for long periods of time in a confined space. I also am very familiar with the importance of good food to keep a crew happy on a long haul. I am a great cook and fully equipped to assist in or supervise the vessel's provisioning. I am looking for an experienced skipper and am available for the ARC or ARC+ during the period October through December. I'm afraid I am not active on any social media other than LinkedIn which I hardly use.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Peter’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / Coastal: 20000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Viva 48 Catania, Sicily/St. Lucia 0 Watch-leader 5 ARC
1982 Salmon Seiner Vancouver/Prince Rupert 3000 Engineer 5 No
1981 Salmon Seiner Vancouver/Prince Rupert 3000 Engineer 5 No
1980 Salmon Seiner Vancouver /Prince Rupert 3000 Engineer 5 No
1979 Salmon Seiner Vancouver /Prince Rupert 3000 Engineer 5 No
1978 Salmon Seiner Vancouver/Prince Rupert 3000 Engineer 5 No
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