David Hopps, male, 64

Ref 10588

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Ipswich, United Kingdom
Looking for: Mediterranean & Black Sea;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1500 coastal miles
Started sailing in 1981. My sailing has all been done in either the UK or Mediterranean. Generally one or two week trips. I have helped move two yachts up the East Coast with just two man crew, requiring being on watch during a number of night sails. Sailing in the Med day sail only when I have been Skipper of varying degrees of skilled crew.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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David’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1500
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Hunter 32 Ipswich/Inverness 495 Watch-leader 2 Yacht Move
2011 Hunter Ipswich/Arbroath 342 Watch-leader 2 Yacht Move
1982 Contessa 32 Holyhead/Gosport (Via Channel Islands) 487 Crew 6 No
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