Will Baker, male, 29

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Main Number: +447540468362
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Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: Poole, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 130 coastal miles
I am an experienced dinghy sailor and instructor, but I don't have so much experience on yachts. I recently took my RYA Day Skipper course so I know my way around the boat but haven't got too many miles under my belt other than that. I have grown up by the ocean and spent a lot of time in and around it (kitesurfing/windsurfing/kayaking etc) so I'm very happy in this environment and don't get seasick easily. I'm looking for a transatlantic crossing in the ARC 2019. The one 'unique' part is that I'm hoping to cross with a bicycle so I can continue my non-powered journey on the other side (once I travel onwards to South America)! I can take it apart into a small package and do everything possible to make sure it wouldn't take up too much room. Alternatively I could just post it in a shipping container and pick it up the other side. I'm an easygoing and reliable crew and happy to muck in with all aspects of the voyage, and hopefully provide some good company / humour / stories along the way!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
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Languages: English; French; Spanish;
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Will’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 130
Nights at sea: 0
I have experience as: Crew
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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 relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
RYA Day Skipper RYA 2019
RYA Dinghy Instructor RYA 2008

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
January 0 Laser / monohulls / catamarans / 0 0
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