Ref 49291

Nationality: United Kingdom
Currently based in: CRAWLEY, United Kingdom
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 746 ocean miles / 254 coastal miles
FAO Capt Michael Redden S/Y '' FREEDOM '' Ahoy Mike, David here, ( Glass 75% full ) 25 + years Tow Master / Rig Move Master / Salvage Master etc in Offshore Oil Fields 14 years Marine Logistics Coordinator with DISASTER RESPONSE LOGISTICS (DRL) engaged in Humanitarian Aid Support of UN Joint Logistics Committee, and International NGO Community. (IFRC, MSF, DEC etc etc) Retired from DRL in 2021 / BACK to serious sailing & cruising. Cruised & delivered several interesting yachts (mostly sail) in spare time over last 30+ years, and my default time-off cruising area is the archipelago paradise of the Gulf de Morbihan, S. Brittany with a group of gaff wooden boat friends. Also operated a 3 masted schooner (charter yacht unfortunately) in the Caribbean for a couple of years but not my long term glass of tea, so always go back to cruising to keep the mind alive. Please send me an e-mail contact to receive a selected CV & oblige. I reside 10 mins near London Gatwick airport so if you / the owner wish me to come over to Sitges, I appreciate mutual initial evaluation of new / important relationships face to face, and I would assist in getting her ready for kick of from what sounds like a substantial 2+ year refit ? Talk soon & kind regards, David.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: French; Spanish; Italian;
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WILLIAM’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 746 / Coastal: 254
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Master Yachts 3000 gt MCA CoC 2/II 2001

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2004 Schooner Panama/Curacao 800 Captain 8 Delivery
2002 Schooner ( 3 Masted) SOF/Antigua via Africa 4800 Captain 0
January 0 / 0 Captain 0
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