Stuart Kirkham, male, 62

Ref 30839

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Salisbury, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Married with four daughters. I have been sailing since 1982 since when I have sailed the South and West coast of the UK, the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Baltic, North Sea and the Atlantic. I am qualified to RYA yachtmaster offshore ( I was a RYA Cruising Instructor for 5 years teaching young and old alike) and qualified for Long Range Radio (SSB). I have completed the Atlantic circuit (ARC Portugal, ARC and ARC Europe), lived in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean on my own yacht a Wauquiez 43 PS. I completed the ARC again in 2018 on a catamaran (Lagoon 400) when I helped a family of four (two young boys) achieve their dream and helped deliver a number of other yachts to various destinations. I place an importance on safety and on enjoyment, and in developing skills through experiences that are unique to sailing. I am happy to take up a crew place to help or will be happy to skipper a yacht under the right circumstances.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English;
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Stuart’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20000 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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 cruising skills

Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yachtmaster Offshore UK MCA & RYA n/a 2009
Long Range Radio SSB UK MCA 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Deerfoot 62 Antigua/Bonaire 600 Watch-leader 4 independent
2019 Oyster 885 Lepsoy, Norway/Southampton 750 Crew 5 Independent
2019 Lagoon 46 Les Sables D/Tenerife 800 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2019 Island Packet 485 Southampton/A Coruna via Plymouth 650 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2019 Benetaeu Oceanis 42 Horta, Faial/Scheviningen, Netherlands 1700 Watch-leader 3 Independent
2018 Wauquiez 43 PS Tortola, BVIs/Lagos, Portugal via Bermuda and Azores 3500 Captain 4 ARC Europe 18
2018 Lagoon 400 Gibraltar/Las Palmas 700 Watch-leader 6 Independent
2018 Lagoon 400 Las Palmas, Gran Canaria/St Lucia 2900 Watch-leader 6 ARC 2018
2017 Wauquiez 43 PS Las Palmas, Gran Canaria/St Lucia 2950 Captain 4 ARC 17
2017 Wauquiez 43 PS Southampton/Balearics 1700 Captain 4 ARC Europe Rally and Independent
2017 Wauquiez 43 PS Gibraltar/Las Palmas via Madeira 900 Captain 3 Independent
2014 Wauquiez 43PS Torrevieja, Spain/Portsmouth, UK 1700 Captain 5 Independent
2008 Sadler Starlight 35 Portsmouth/Lisbon, Portugal 750 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2007 Sadler Starlight 35 Dartmouth, UK/Majorca 1700 Watch-leader 6 Independent
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