Richard Houghton, male, 60

Ref 33918

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: , Malaysia
Looking for: South Indian Ocean;
Experience: 50000 ocean miles / 50000 coastal miles
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: We are mainly vegetarian on board, but do enjoy sashimi if the fishing is successful. We will start off with some meat products on board but once they're gone, they're gone.
Languages: English;
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Richard’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 50000 / Coastal: 50000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2017 Catana 48r Australia/Malaysia 3000 Captain 2
2015 Catana 48r New Caledonia/Brisbane, Australia 800 Captain 6
2011 Beneteau 57 St Lucia/Benalmedina 3000 Captain 5
2007 Jeanneau 52 Bermuda/Southampton 2700 Captain 5
2006 Prima 38 Southampton /St Lucia 3 Captain 5
September 8 Various Isle of Wight/Plymouth 600 Captain 8
January 0 / 0 0
January 0 Various /Three Around Britain and Ireland yacht races 2500 Captain 8
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