Ruairi Mckendry, male, 63

Ref 49655

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Hove, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 2000 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 am in the process of retiring. 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. 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. Diesel Maintenance course. First Aid at Sea. Aviation Medicine Trained.
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: 2000
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
Yachtmaster offshore theory RYA 2018
Day skipper RYA 2018
Aviation Medicine and First Aid British Airways 0
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