Robert Harden, male, 71

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Chichester, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 20677 ocean miles / 3850 coastal miles
January 2020 update: After a successful career in Engineering, contracting and commercial management, I have been fortunate to have the time; opportunity; and to sail with some very experienced and friendly owners/skippers and crews on both long and short passages. There is never an end to what you can learn, and so much to gain from others about the craft we sail and the ways to cope with any condition. I enjoy ocean sailing, participating in all that is required on the boat on passage and in harbour. I have been privileged to see and explore many locations, and many more to come and those I hope to repeat. I am actively looking to join many more yachts in both Coastal and Ocean passages with both new positions and with all those that have become close friends. Being involved in the Oyster world Rally has given me so much experience, a whole world of friends and only confirms what sailing can accomplish and do for all involved. 21/02/17. I am a Commercially endorsed Professional Yacht Master Offshore. Cruising Instructor and with Ocean master theory. Willing to crew or skipper up to 24 mtr sailing vessel. Practical, used to short handed deliveries, 2 Atlantic crossings without autopilot, leading night watches. I am More than happy to discuss at any time and provide references from the owners and skippers I have sailed with. +44(0)7774579805. Not a bad cook either. Look forward to your call.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Robert’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20677 / Coastal: 3850
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
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
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Oyster 54 Vigo/Ipswitch UK 822 Watch-leader 3 Oyster World Rally - Delivery Home
2019 Oyster 46 Azores - Horta/Gdansk 2540 Watch-leader 3 Oyster World Rally - Delivery Home
2018 Oyster 56 Darwin Australia/Cape Town South Africa 7573 Watch-leader 3 Oyster world ralley
2017 Oyster 53 Fiji- Vuda Point/New Zealand - Opua 1200 Watch-leader 5 Oyster World Rally
2017 Contest 72 Antigua/Palma Majorca 3859 Crew 6 Delivery
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