Simon Heron, male, 64

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 320 ocean miles / 970 coastal miles
I am a sixty three year old widower, day skipper with around 1200 miles of experienced. I first started sailing in my teens sailing dinghies (Enterprise, GP14s, Lasers and OK classes) and got my day skipper in my twenties after crewing on larger vessels 30-40' sloops to 60 ft ketch. In my thirties and forties I sailed intermittently and recently have been crewing on various boats to help people move their boats from one port to another. I have retaken my day skipper qualification as it seemed like the right thing to do.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
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Languages: English;
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Simon’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 320 / Coastal: 970
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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 relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Practical and Theory Day Skipper (Tidal) RYA Day Skipper 2021

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Sloop Woodbridge, Suffolk/Lower Halstow 110 Crew 2 No
2021 Sloop Hamble Point, Solent/Shamrock Marina, Solent 115 Crew 4 No
2021 Sloop Conyers/Faversham 16 Crew 3 No
2021 Sloop Penarth, Cardiff/Ria De Camarinas 830 Watch-leader 3 No
2021 Sloop Lower Halstow/Lower Halstow 65 Crew 2 No
1996 Sloop Gosport/Gosport 190 Crew 5 No
1985 Sloop Fort William/ Rothesay 280 Crew 4 No
1984 Sloop Southhampton/Southampton 200 Other 4 No
1982 Ketch Fort William/Fort William 300 Crew 6 no
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