Simon Benton, male, 50

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Plymouth, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 200 ocean miles / 4000 coastal miles
I grew up dingy sailing in plymouth harbour. I did a navigation course. From there I chartered yachts in the whitsundays,Sydney’s pittwater and Cuba. I then bought a yacht through sunsail a owners program. I had free yachts for 5,1/2 years. I chartered in Thailand,Seychelles and Greece. I rent out 2 properties and hope to travel again. Living off a small income, crewing for yacht owners.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English; German; Spanish;
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Simon’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 200 / Coastal: 4000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
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