Richard Barnes, male, 61

Ref 48772

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Winchester, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
I am a fit and enthusiastic 60 year old who has loved sailing throughout my life. Now that I have the luxury of a little more time, I am looking to fulfil a long-held ambition of crossing an ocean under sail. I am keen to do this in 'the right way' - as part of a like-minded cruising crew. Ideally, I would relish the chance to meet and get to know the boat, skipper and other crew before setting off on a long voyage and am willing to fit in with plans as necessary to make that happen. I had arranged to crew a boat on the ARC+ 2022 but my skipper has had to withdraw so I'm looking for an alternative.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; French; Italian;
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Richard’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1000 / Coastal: 3000
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
First Aid RYA 2022
Sea Survival RYA 2022
Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Shorebased RYA 2000
Day Skipper Practical RYA 1999

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Rival 36 UK South Coast & cross-channel/Cruising 150 Watch-leader 2
2010 38 Tortola/Tour of BVIs 150 Captain 5 No
2005 40 Tortola/Tour of BVIs 150 Captain 5 No
2002 Hanse 301 Gosport/UK South Coast 500 Captain 3 No
2000 Jeanneau Sundance 36 Antigua/Nevis, St. Kitts, return 200 Captain 2 No
1980 Cheoy Lee 40 Hong Kong/Hong Kong 700 Crew 3 No
1979 Swan 39 Cowes/Milford Haven 300 Crew 8 Fastnet race
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