Tim Matcham, male, 63

Ref 7219

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Lymington, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 4000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
I've been sailing for over 40 years. (Now 62 years young or 17 with 45 years experience!!) From Mirror dinghies through to Class 2 at Cowes. Raced Contessa 32's for many years both inshore and cross channel. Have also done a number of deliveries around Land's End and up to North Wales. More recently focusing on Cruising and have done a number of Channel crossings and trips to the West Country. I also sail a Scow out of Keyhaven. Two years we took membership of a 34 foot Cruiser in Lymington. I love being on the water and have Day Skipper Practical & VHF as well as PB2 though not sure this really explains the breadth of experience that I have as I only just started doing courses after 40 years of sailing!! 2022 I sailed the ARC = starting in Lymington - Camaret - Cascais - Las Palmas - St Lucia I co own a Moody 376 based in Bucklers Hard Marina and we are planning a couple of Channel Crossings for 2024 and also a trip to Southern Ireland I'm hoping to help my cousin sail his 36ft ketch from New Zealand back to the UK at some point and we may do a test sail from New Zealand to Fiji as a starter. Also looking to do a circumnavigation in the next 5 years
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Prefer dairy & gluten free though understand that on a boat this isn't always easy. Aim to be as flexible as possible. I am a non drinker also.
Languages: English;
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Tim’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 4000 / Coastal: 3000
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Day Skipper Practical RYA 2017

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Dufour 34 Beaulieu/Falmouth 200 Watch-leader 3 no
2023 Moody 376 Beaulieu/Helford 400 Captain 2
2022 Nauticat 521 Lymington/St Lucia 4000 Watch-leader 8 ARC
2010 Dufour 34 Cowes/Cherbourg 160 Watch-leader 2 Cruise
1992 Contessa 32 Cowes/Aldreney 300 Captain 6 Cruise
1990 Contessa 32 Cowes/St Malo 300 Crew 4 Race
1989 Sigma 33 Swansea/Southampton 200 Crew 4 Delivery
1987 Contessa 32 Cowes/Le Havre 150 Crew 4 Race
1986 Contessa 32 Cowes/Deauville 150 Crew 6 Deavuille Race
1985 Sigma 33 Southampton/Abersoch 250 Crew 5 Delivery
1985 Contessa 32 Cowes/St Peter Port 250 Crew 6 Channel Race
1982 Contessa 32 Cowes/Deauville 150 Crew 6 Deauville Race
1978 Schooner London/London 500 Crew 40 STA Schooner
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