Richard Williams, male, 61

Ref 44487

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Sherborne, United Kingdom
Looking for: Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 44000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
I am a very healthy and active 61 year old who has sailed on & off all my life. I have been married to Nicky for 38 years. We have 4 children and 3 grandchildren. I have since 1996 worked in our own business which employs 36 people and are now fortunate to be part retired. Nicky & I have owned and cruised a small sailboat in NZ as well as the UK. I have cruised the English channel and French coasts with my parents on their Halberg Rassy 41, sailed across the Bay of Biscay, crewed in the Round Britain & Ireland Race in 2010 and circumnavigated with the Clipper 2010/11 race as a Watch Leader. Since then we have chartered boats in Croatia, Greece & The Grenadines. We plan to buy a yacht in 2022 and cruise Europe and possibly the Caribbean. I have a RYA Coastal Yacht Master qualification. I am looking to do some more blue water sailing to enhance my experience before becoming a skipper of our own boat in 2022. I am a good helmsman and love being out in the fresh air. I am lucky not to suffer from sea sickness. I am a social able person, but also enjoy my own company and can fit into most company as shown by my year aboard "Welcome To Yorkshire" the Clipper 68.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Richard’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 44000 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
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 VHF radiox
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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