Spike Reid, male, 40

Ref 49032

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: London, United Kingdom
Looking for: Caribbean; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands; Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1500 coastal miles
I am an experienced sailor, International Mountain Leader, adventurer, photographer and public speaker. I grew up sailing both yachts and dinghies in Plymouth, SW England. Since then I have sailed both long-distance and cruising in the Mediterranean and on the south coast of Britain. I have crossed the Channel and other open waterways numerous times. With two friends in 2008, I won the first Land Rover/RGS-IBG Bursary and spent seven months circumnavigating the globe along the line of 50° North. In January 2017 I completed the first-ever stand-up paddleboard descent of the Ganges. This 98-day journey was undertaken in a bid to raise awareness of the excessive plastic pollution of the river and oceans and reduce it. I have also led smaller expeditions and tours to over 30 countries, ranging from steppe to jungle, desert to High Arctic.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French;
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Spike’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1500
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 cruising skills

Using VHF radiox

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yachtmaster Theory RYA 2000
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