Roger Dance, male, 69

Ref 29648

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Salzburg, Austria
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 30000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Sailing Profile of Roger Dance Nationality: British Gender: Male Currently based in: Salzburg, Austria Looking for: Worldwide opportunities Experience: 30,000+ ocean miles / 10,000+ coastal miles I have sailed 40,000+nm including two Atlantic crossings as crew, one Pacific crossing as owner (with just one additional crew) as well as deliveries from New Caledonia to Australia, Tahiti to New Zealand, UK to Portugal and UK to Gibraltar. I am passionate about sailing having both raced and cruised, though now I am particularly interested in general blue water cruising, island hopping and most definitely the longer passages. I’ve sailed the East and South Coasts of England, around to Wales and Ireland, the North Sea to Belgium, Netherlands and France and crossed the Biscay several times. I have sailed in Turkey, Greece, Spain, Florida, Bahamas, Caribbean, Mexico, Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Columbia, Panama and the Australian East Coast. Over a period of 30+ years, I have crewed on many yachts of all sizes and owned 3 of my own, so I understand cruising from the crew, skipper and owner perspectives. Now, I am looking for crewing positions or even as skipper should an owner want me to take that role. I am very practical and can fix most things including electrics, but not refrigeration. As a qualified Advanced scuba diver, and former rock climber, I am quite happy to dive the boat or go up the mast. I believe that good social skills and “fitting in” are essential and probably more important than actual sailing and technical skills. As a crew member, I always respect the authority of the skipper and the personal space of all on board. I can provide references from owners with whom I have made major trips and who will attest to being surprised that I am so healthy and active, despite being 69 years of age. Born in Wales, UK, I have travelled all over the world, lived in South Africa, Australia and for the last 7 years in Salzburg, Austria. As a retired International Group CEO, I am extremely flexible with respect to dates, locations and lengths of trips. 2018 Sailing in Greece, Sicily, Sardinia and Minorca. 2019 Eight weeks sailing in the French Polynesian Islands of the Tuamotus and Tahiti through to Bora Bora. That was followed by two weeks sailing in Turkey and three weeks in the Greek Islands. 2020 Sailing in Australia and just managed to return to Austria before the lockdowns. Delivery from the UK to Gibraltar. 2021 Delivery from England to Portugal (just the Owner and me) and then in two weeks in Croatia and two in the Greek Dodecanese. 2022. Delivery from Tahiti to New Zealand as well as sailing in Croatia, Italy and Greece Some more details: Smoking: No Relationship status: Living with my Partner. Dietary requirements: I eat everything and also enjoy cooking. Allergies: None Languages: English and German Number of years sailing: Big boats for 30+ years Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 30,000+, Coastal: 10,000+ Nights at sea: Too many to even guess! Roles: Owner, Skipper and Crew Qualifications: RYA Yachtmaster Offshore Certificate (theory and practical) RYA VHF Certificate Padi – Advanced Open Water Contact Details: Email: [email protected] Mobile: +43 664 122 00 66 WhatsApp: +43 664 122 00 66
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None - I eat anything and also enjoy cooking.
Languages: English; German;
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Roger’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 30000 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore 0
Padi Advanced Open Water 0
RYA VHF Radio 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Privilege 615 Tahiti/New Zealand 0 Watch-leader 3
2021 Nauticat 33 UK/Portugal 0 Watch-leader 2
2020 Oyster 47 UK/Gibraltar 0 Watch-leader 4
2019 Ovster 58 Tuamotos/Bora Bora 0 Watch-leader 3
2011 Amel 54 New Caledonia /Sydney Australia 0 Watch-leader 2
2007 CSY 44 Jacksonvill, Florida/Sydney Australia 0 Captain 2
1990 various UK, IE, BE, NL, DE, FR, ES, IT, GR, HR, US,/Caribbean, Central America 0 0
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