Seamus Gilroy, male, 66

Ref 49057

Nationality: Ireland
Currently based in: Cork, Ireland
Looking for: Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 2000 ocean miles / 8000 coastal miles
Recently retired and keen to do ARC in 2022. I have been sailing, and for number of years windsurfing, for over 40 years. My wife and I have had our own yacht since 1997 and I currently club race and we both cruise on our Dufour 34P. Most of our cruising is along the south and west coast of Ireland and we typically live aboard and cruise for 4 weeks each summer (or what pretends to be summer in Ireland). We have also cruised on our boat from Cork to the UK and France. I have done delivery trips to/from France and Spain and we have chartered boats in Turkey and Australia. I would say that my boat and sail handling skills and my navigation skills are good but I will readily admit that I leave engine work (other than impeller, fan belt or oil filter work) to the experts. Same with any advanced electronics. To compensate for these shortcomings I am a fairly decent cook. I am keen to join a boat doing ARC 2022 with a crew who are easy to get on with and enthusiastic about sailing the boat to its potential.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Seamus’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2000 / Coastal: 8000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
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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
Using radarx
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