Lorel McConnell, female, 57

Ref 8594

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Pescara , Italy
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Hi there! I have been sailing for most of my life, from little dinghies through to big boats Swans, Beneteau, Hallbergs, Farr, Oyster and sailed as part of the Clipper Round the World Race on a Clipper 65. I have a few transatlantic crossings but mostly mooch around the Med or the Caribbean as crew or on friends boats helping with deliveries. Apparently i am a goddess in the Galley but what that really means is that i can make a one pan pizza at 45 degrees!! Love to travel light, with my music, camera and fishing lines..... I live in Abruzzo in the mountains…but sailing is my passion!! Currently hoping to join a Pacific crossing …I have my RYA Yachtmaster Offshore and many transats on delivery or part of working crew. Have just returned from 4 months working aboard a 156ft Tall Ship between Tortola and St Barth!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French; Italian;
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Lorel’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
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
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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