Sue Gill, female, 61

Ref 33989

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 30000 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
I've been sailing for over 30 years, like many I started with dinghies and progressed to bigger things. I used to keep a Westerly GK29 in Portishead for a number of years (tidal range 13m) and enjoyed trips many to Southern Ireland, South Brittany and the South Coast of England. I enjoy all levels of racing and have experience in club level, the JOG series ( full crew and shorthanded) and took part in the 13/14 Clipper Around the World Race completing 3 legs and the Triangle double handed race in 2016. The Clipper experience included watch leading, mothering ( feeding a hungry crew of 20+ usually at an angle) and sail repair and maintenance. I crossed the equator twice and spend 28 days in the Southern Ocean with recorded wind speeds in excess of 80 knots and water temperatures of 5 degrees. More recently I have been the 3rd member of crew (the others being the owner and a professional skipper) for deliveries and cruises on a 62' yacht for passages up to 10 days at a time on which I stood watch alone, provisioned the boat and cooked most meals as well as usual crew duties. Other expeience includes double handing from The Bahamas to Grand Cayman, providing a 3rd pair of hands from Roatan to Florida, crewing from San Blas to Panama City and a number of Biscay crossings. In 2022 I crewed on a 49' yacht with 4 people on board taking part in ARC+ from Lagos to Grenada. I'm a member of Sussex Yacht Club and the RYA. I love sailing, I believe I'm pretty calm, good tempered and easy to get on with . References are available.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Sue’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 30000 / Coastal: 15000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Sea Survival RYA 2022
Coastal Skipper Practical RYA Coastal Skipper 2020
First aid at sea RYA 2020
International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft RYA 2019
Maritime Radio Certificate of Compenence RYA 2015
Yatchmaster Theory (Shorebased Course) RYA Yachtmaster Offshore 2014
Sail Maintenance & Repair Clipper Race Training 2013
Day Skipper Tidal Practical RYA 2007

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Taswell 49 Las Palmas, Grand Canaria/Mindello, Cape Verde 1000 Watch-leader 4 ARC+
2022 Taswell 49 Lagos, Portugal/Funchal, Madiera 1050 Watch-leader 4
2022 Taswell 49 Mindello, Cape Verde/Grenada 2400 Watch-leader 4 ARC+
2020 Taswell 49 Corfu Town/Marina de Regusa , Panama 400 Watch-leader 4
2019 Sweden 38 San Blas, Panama/Panama City via Canal 100 Crew 5
2019 Contest 62 Lagos/Medemblik 1300 Watch-leader 3
2018 Benateau 440 Roatan, Honduras/Miami 700 Watch-leader 3
2018 Contest 62 Medemblik/Lagos 1350 Watch-leader 3
2018 Contest 62 Lagos/Medemblik via Madiera & Azores 3000 Watch-leader 3
2017 Sweden 38 Port George, Exuma/Georgetown Grand Cayman 830 Watch-leader 2 Cruising
2017 Contest 62 Scarlino, Italy/Lagos 1250 Watch-leader 3
2016 Contest 62 Croatia/Scarlino, Italy 1200 Watch-leader 3
2015 Contest 62 Medemblik/A Coruna 900 Watch-leader 3
2014 Dehler 36 Torquay/Torquay - Triangle Race 850 Captain 2
2014 Clipper 70 Brisbane/Qingdao via Singapore & Hink Kong 7000 Crew 18
2013 Clipper 70 Cape Town/Albany 5000 Crew 22
2013 Clipper 70 London/Rio de Janiero 5400 Watch-leader 20
2006 Westerly 38 Newlyn/St Evette, Brittany 300 Watch-leader 3
2005 Westerly 38 Portishead/S Brittany 500 Watch-leader 2
2004 Westerly 38 Dartmouth/S Brittany 460 Watch-leader 3
2003 Westerly 34 Portishead/Baltimore 500 Watch-leader 2
2002 Westerly GK 29 Portishead/Fowey 350 Captain 2
2001 Westerly GK29 Portishead/S Brittany 700 Captain 2
2000 Westerly GK 29 Portishead/Isles of Scilley 327 Captain 2
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