Ruth Druart, female, 56

Ref 43558

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Paris, France
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 36000 ocean miles / 400 coastal miles
Originally from the Isle of Wight, I've always had a love of the sea. I have a day skipper license and have skippered several sailing holidays with friends in Greece and Turkey. In May 2021, I spent 5 weeks in the Med, helping deliver a Beneteau first 40, which included many night watches. More recently, I joined another Beneteau first 40, sailing from Malta to Gibraltar, and then onto the Canaries. I am based in Paris, where I was teaching in an international school, but I have recently changed career to writing. I have two books published, both historical fiction. I am sociable, adaptable and easy-going. I'm also a good cook, and have plenty of experience cooking at sea. I am happy to share all tasks onboard and know how to follow instruction and take criticism positively. I'm a good communicator and a good listener.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; French;
Social Links:

Ruth’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 36000 / Coastal: 400
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Beneteau first 40 Malta/Gibraltar 1200 Crew 10
2023 Beneteau first 40 Gibraltar/Gran Canaria 600 Crew 10
2021 First Forty Beneteau Port St Louis/Vigo 2000 Crew 6
2019 40 ft sail boat Porus/Greek islands 70 Captain 5
2018 40 ft sailing boat Lefkada/Ionian islands 80 Captain 5
2016 36 ft sail boat Croatia/coastal 80 Crew 3
2013 40 ft Sail boat Croatia/coastal islands 80 Student 6
January 0 40ft Glasgow/Glasgow 400 Crew 3 no
January 0 36 ft Dalaman Coast, Turkey/Dalaman Coast 300 Captain 4 no
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