Simon Clayton, male, 59

Ref 48729

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Paris, France
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 3500 coastal miles
I have been passionate about the sea and sailing from an early age and have been sailing on and off for much of my life. I now have the time and flexibility to dedicate myself fully to this passion whilst having fun and meeting new people. .I am looking to crew on yachts, in any role, on offshore and longer passages to build my knowledge and experience as I work towards Ocean master and commercial certification. Currently Yacht Master qualified, I have over 3500 sea miles as skipper on yachts over 40ft mainly gained in the Waters of the Mediterranean, Canary Islands and the South Coast of England and Northern France. Other Information: I am an Engineer and can fix most things (with the right the right tools) or jerry rig temporary solutions until more permanent repairs can be made. Languages: English (Native), French Fluent, Spanish Conversational. Good Cook Non Smoker, Non drinker.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French; German;
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Simon’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 3500
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
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
None
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yacht Master RYA Offshore 2022
Short Range Radio Certificate RYA 2021
Coastal Skipper Tidal RYA 2011
Day Skipper Tidal RYA 2002
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