Phillip Bennett, male, 64

Ref 49662

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: London, United Kingdom
Looking for: Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 20000 coastal miles
I am an almost-retired ex-medic and university academic, with over 20 years of experience of sailing my Southerly 135, ‘Kind of Blue’, in northern European waters. She is a 13.5 metre lifting keel, solid sailing boat, in good condition, having undergone a significant recent refit. For those that know Southerly’s she is a deck saloon model, with a linear galley joining the saloon to the aft cabin. She is the last one built with a single rudder (in 2002). I’m now looking to expand sailing horizons, initially to Portugal and then possibly into the Mediterranean. My partner is unfortunately easily seasick, and my other crewing friends don’t have time for longer ocean passages, so I am looking for new crew for these adventures. In the first instance I am booked on the ARC Portugal in June 2023 and I am looking for crew to accompany me (either for the whole rally or for parts of it). There is one double bunk, and potentially two single bunks available. So I would be happy to consider singles, couples, or any combination. Ideally you will have some sailing experience and be able to keep a watch. RYA Competent Crew or Day Skipper or similar experience would be great. Otherwise any age, any gender.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Phillip’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 20000
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 VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Southerly 135 Roscof/Cherbourg via Amsterdam 900 Captain 2 Cruise
2021 Southerly 135 Roscoff/La Rochelle and back 500 Captain 2 Cruise
2020 Southerly 135 Roscoff/Chichester via Falmouth 300 Captain 2 Cruise
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