Stu Holmes, male, 49

Ref 48265

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Comox, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
I am quite easy-going and a very hard worker. I get along easily with people and really enjoy working as a team. I value being respectful and inclusive to everyone at all times. Staying calm in emergency situations (while sometimes being up all night!) is something that I have lots of experience with. As a physician, the medical knowledge that I have could be an important asset during an ocean passage. I have been a keen coastal sailor for over 10 years and have skippered our family sailboats extensively in British Columbia, Canada. I can carry out maintenance and basic repairs on a variety of yacht systems. I am excited about gaining some offshore experience in preparation for an extended blue water cruise with my family in the Atlantic Ocean.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: no dietary restrictions
Languages: English;
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Stu’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 0
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Day Skipper ISPA 2008

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Bavaria 43 Nanaimo, BC, Canada/Nanaimo, BC, Canada (circumnavigated Vancouver Island) 600 Captain 4
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