Ruth Druart, female, 54

Ref 43558

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Paris, France
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 2000 ocean miles / 300 coastal miles
I grew up on the Isle of Wight, though only came to sailing later in life, but am passionate about it now. Eight years ago I completed my day skipper and since have skippered three sailing holidays in Greece with friends. I've just returned from a 5-week delivery of a 40 ft yacht, sailing from Port St Louis in France to the UK. I am based in Paris ,where I was teaching in an international school. I have recently changed career to follow my dream of writing, and my first book, While Paris Slept, came out in March 2021. I am sociable, adaptable, enjoy humour, and get on well with people. I know how to follow instruction and take criticism positively. I'm an experienced cook and am used to cooking for larger numbers of people since I have cooked on writing retreats before. Always ready to muck in happily.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: not-say
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; French;
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Ruth’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2000 / Coastal: 300
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
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 VHF radiox

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
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
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