Pete Townsend, male, 65

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Bristol, but living aboard., United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 30000 coastal miles
Flexible, easy going, GSOH, retired chartered engineer, career in resource industries worldwide, in specialist engineering. Married (wife non-sailor). Sailed 30+ years. Own boats to 14m, currently 47ft blue water cruiser. Sailed ARC 2012 & 2014 & 2017 & ARC Europe 2018. When looking for positions, seeking compatible shipmates on passages, anything from ballast to skipper. RYA YM offshore & all but oral assessment for YM ocean. Astro nav. Location & travel no problem. Mechanically competent and not afraid to fix things, can tell the difference between a screwdriver and a chisel. Can cook. Can't sing! Sailed extensively in N America, Gr Lakes, Madeira, Canaries, Med & UK. 3x ARC.
Smoking: no
Relationship status: Married
Dietary requirements: None. Eats anything. Non-smoking boat. Compatibility with others in crew and shared attitudes as important as anything else.
Languages: English; French;
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Pete’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20000 / Coastal: 30000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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Competent
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Basic
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None
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yachtmaster offshoreRYAOffshore8388607
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