Stuart McIntosh, male, 64

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Cowes, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
I have just recently retired at a young 62 from a long career at sea firstly in the Merchant Navy as a navigating officer and Master, before transferring into superyachts world for 10 years and then finally a rewarding 22 years as Cowes Harbour Master and Chief Executive. I am now looking for opportunities to go cruising again as sailing has been my lifelong interest and passion from a keen dinghy sailor in my youth through owning, building and repairing my own boats over the years. In 2023, I had the opportunity of skippering a 24 metre motor aluminium explorer vessel for the summer and then managed and skippered the delivery of a Hinckley 52 from Cowes to Grenada via Lanzarote and Cape Verde islands. I am married to a teacher who is still working but is encouraging me to look for these opportunities until we can go sailing together. I am an experienced yachtsman and navigator, easy going, fit and a non smoker and I trust that I would be an asset and would complement your crew.
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: 5000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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