Peter Wood, male, 65

Ref 48256

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Stamford, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean;
Experience: 12000 ocean miles / 33000 coastal miles
My wife, Sue, and I are looking for an East/West Atlantic passage this autumn. We are free from early November until mid December. We have sailed our own boat, an Oyster 46, extensively in Northern Europe, the Med and in the Caribbean. This winter she is enjoying a re-fit in Falmouth. I have logged around 45,000 miles including three Atlantic crossings, mostly as skipper. Sue has logged around 25,000 miles including one Atlantic crossing, mostly as mate but sometimes as skipper. I have Yachtmaster Ocean, Sue has dayskipper and we have both completed the relevant RYA land based courses. Sue is a qualified nurse. We are happy to sail as skipper/mate or to join as crew. We both like cooking on board and expect to muck in with all the daily routines and contribute our share of provisioning costs. We are not looking to be paid. We like to sail safely within the capabilities of the boat and are not into racing!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English; French;
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Peter’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 12000 / Coastal: 33000
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
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
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 Ocean RYA 2017

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Oyster 46 St Lucia/Falmouth 3500 Captain 4 No
2018 Oyster 46 Mallorca/Antigua 4400 Captain 4 No
2017 Oyster 575 Tahiti/Niue 1200 Watch-leader 4 Oyster World Rally
2016 Oyster 575 Canaries/Antigua 3200 Watch-leader 6 No
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