Richard Howell, male, 65

Ref 39698

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Leeds, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 25000 ocean miles / 100000 coastal miles
Professional yacht skipper. RYA Yachtmaster Ocean (Comm. End) Yachtmaster Examiner & Instructor. RYA Dinghy Instructor, First Aid Instructor, Powerboat Instructor, SRC VHF Assessor. Approx. 125,000nm skipper and instructor. UK, Mediterranean, Transatlantic, Caribbean, Australia, including 30,000nm on Oyster yachts. Skippered 14 Biscay crossing and 4 Transatlantic, including ARC January 2022, ARC+ 2019, ARC 2017.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Nil
Languages: English;
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Richard’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 25000 / Coastal: 100000
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 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
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean, Instructor & Examiner RYA/MCA Ocean 2005

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Oyster 435 Las Palmas/St Lucia & Grenada 3250 4 ARC January
2019 Oyster 575 Mallorca/St Lucia 5000 Captain 6 ARC+
2018 Oyster 54 Lanzarote/Antigua 3000 Captain 5
2017 Oyster 56 Gibraltar/St Lucia 4500 7 Arc
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