Richard Clayton, male, 22

Ref 22432

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Bradford, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean;
Experience: 1400 ocean miles / 1200 coastal miles
I would describe myself as an enthusiastic Day Skipper with reasonable sailing experience, apart from the initial courses, I have learned the practical stuff myself. I am very keen to learn as much as I can. I charter and skipper bareboats a couple of times a year, mainly in the Carribean, but have chartered four or five times in the Med. I can handle a yacht but I would like to expand my sailing experience. Long term dream is to get my own yacht and sail the oceans. A very fit and healthy 59 year old who has retired after running my own transport and warehousing business for the last 30 years. Before this I was a paratrooper for seven years and I still retain the can do attitude you would expect and am certainly not afraid of getting my hands dirty. A great team member, very easy to get on with, good in a crisis, excellent sense of humour and a willingness to do any task required on board. I would like to bring my own fishing rod and lures to help feed the crew! I am not scared of hard work or any task however challenging or menial. Bosun's chair and night watches no problem.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None really. I prefer some foods to others, ie not a lover of strong cheese! I am not allergic to anything and will eat most things.
Languages: English;
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Richard’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1400 / Coastal: 1200
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Crew
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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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Dufour 412 Grenada to Bequia/SVG and return to Grenada 220 Captain 2
2021 Dufour 412 Around Antigua, /Barbuda and return to Antigua 200 Captain 2
2019 Beneteau 42 Skiathos/Skiathos 120 Captain 4
2019 Fontaine Pajot 40ft cat Grenada/SVG 175 Captain 4
2018 Jeanneau 39 St Lucia/Grenada 200 Captain 2
2017 Lagoon 380 cat Grenada/St Vincent & Grenadines 190 Captain 6
2016 Jeanneau 39 Bvi/BVI 150 Captain 2
2015 Jeanneau 32 Ibiza/Ibiza 80 Captain 2
2015 Jeanneau 42 Canaries /Azores 800 Crew 3
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