Thomas Dornford-May, male, 37

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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: New York, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 840 ocean miles / 2852 coastal miles
Hello, I am Tom a Canadian and UK citizen who has just finished a season as skipper for MedSailors and The Yacht Week. I have sailed as skipper with 10 guests on board around Corfu, Greece and Croatia. I have also taught Basic Cruising in Toronto for a season. I am an RYA Coastal Skipper who is looking to gain more experience and help on peoples passages/rallies. I am extremely hard working and able to cover watch, clean as well as cook good meals! I am 36 years old and sociable yet quiet and respectful of other peoples personalities. I have single-handedly sailed 45ft+ Monohulls and Catamarans and docked in very tight Croatian/Greek marinas. I would love to sail on a full ocean passage and learn more skills from an experienced skipper. I am also able to come and show people the ropes if they want help from an experienced skipper. Looking forward to hearing from you!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Vegetarian
Languages: English;
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Thomas’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 840 / Coastal: 2852
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
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