peter crichton, male, 55

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: St. Albans, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 900 coastal miles
I will retire at the end of October 2023 and am keen to get some experience of blue water sailing, plus my wife cannot have me at home all the time after I retire. I would like to get enough experience before I take the plunge and get my own boat and head off to do some blue water sailing. I have a Day Skipper (theory and practical) which I have used to charter boats (monohulls and cats) for 2 week summer family cruising holidays in one of Croatia, Greece, Turkey since 2013. I have passed the theory for Coastal and Oceanmaster which I took during Covid lockdown but haven't had time to get the miles in and take the practical I am reasonably fit, have GSH (doesn't everyone ?) and other interests are skiing, cycling, swimming, walking, weights, reading, watching England cricket, England rugby (both) and Man United (God this makes it sound like I am applying for some weird dating website).
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: 0 / Coastal: 900
Nights at sea: 0
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 VHF radiox

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Day Skipper Practical RYA 2012
Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory RYA 0
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