Ruairi Mckendry, male, 64

Ref 49655

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Hove, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 6400 coastal miles
Hello, my name is Rory and I’m a fit, healthy and keen sailor. Married for 28 years and have two grown up sons. I have worked for British Airways for 40 years as an inflight manager and have now taken early retirement. British passport holder/ United States C1/D visa. For the last few years, I’ve been inshore racing on a 29’ team at Sussex Yacht Club and cruising from Portsmouth on a live aboard 46’ oyster. Several sailing courses with the Army Offshore Sailing Association. I’ve crewed on a crossing of the Indian ocean. Every year I have captained on family bareboat holidays (2-4 weeks) in Greek waters, British Virgin Islands, Windward Islands, Maldives, and the Isles of Scilly. I am keen to crew ocean crossings. I can start and finish anywhere. In June 2023 I completed an arc Europe rally. (St Maarten-Azores-Portugal.) I can provide references. I work hard and am a good team member. If you need a dependable crew member, please keep me in mind. Qualifications; RYA Day Skipper. RYA Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster Offshore Theory. RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate. RYA Offshore Safety and Basic Sea Survival. MCA. Medical First Aid Aboard Ship. Aviation First Aid Medicine Trained. Diesel Maintenance course. UPDATE August 2023. Just completed Caribbean to Portugal Arc Europe on moody 46. Crew of 4. Loved it.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; French;
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Ruairi’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3000 / Coastal: 6400
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Marine radio SRC RYA 2022
Diesel maintenance course AOSC 2022
Offshore Safety and Basic Sea Survival AOSC 2021
Day skipper RYA 2018
Yachtmaster offshore theory RYA 2018
Aviation Medicine and First Aid British Airways 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Moody 46 Azores/Lagos Portugal 820 Crew 3 Arc Europe
2023 Moody46 Bermuda/Azores 1800 Crew 4 Arc Europe
2023 Moody 36’ St Maarten/Bermuda 845 Crew 4 Arc Europe
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