Simon Heron, male, 62

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 970 coastal miles
I am a sixty one year old widower, day skipper with around 1000 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 sailing Oyster class up in Norfolk. I have retaken my day skipper qualification as it seems like the right thing to do. I am officially easy going, certified by British Antarctic Survey who only employ easy going people for their bases where I spent two consecutive Antarctic winters. I have traveled in Africa (Nigeria, Niger, Mali, Bakino Faso, Togo, Benin, Zambia and Zimbabwe) and in the Far East which I mention that in lieu of sailing experience hopefully indicates I know how to suffer when required;-).
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
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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: 0 / Coastal: 970
Nights at sea: 1-10
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
2021 Sloop Hamble Point, Solent/Shamrock Marina, Solent 115 Crew 4 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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