Tim Matcham, male, 61

Ref 7219

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Corsham, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
I've been sailing for over 40 years. (Now 60 years young) 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. Last year 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!! 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.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
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: 1000 / Coastal: 10000
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
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 Contessa 32 Cowes/St Peter Port 250 Crew 6 Channel Race
1985 Sigma 33 Southampton/Abersoch 250 Crew 5 Delivery
1982 Contessa 32 Cowes/Deauville 150 Crew 6 Deauville Race
1978 Schooner London/London 500 Crew 40 STA Schooner
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