My name is Troy, a 32 year old from Australia
, and I am looking for crewing
opportunities from the Caribbean
heading West towards Aus or nearby. My dream is to so sail the Pacific back to my homeland.
I have been travelling the world for over 6 years and using London as my base and means of income
and am now hoping to be able to make the journey home via wind
power. I have just crewed with a 36 foot Bavaria
helping a family
of 4 across the Atlantic via the Canaries
and Cape Verde
Today I am in Tobago
but will be making my way to St Lucia
where I will be for the new year.
I have no ties and no where I need to be so within reason could join a yacht anywhere at any time. I have earmarked a year break so consider me a long term crew prospect.
A little about me then...
I suppose I fit the stereotypical Aussie image to some degree (complete with Crocodile Dundee Kangaroo skin hat
- I am laid back and easy going but that is not to say I am lazy.
- I love to meet new people and am fairly chatty and love a laugh.
- I love the outdoors and am quite active and adventurous. I'll give just about anything a go.
- I love to snorkel, free dive, and scuba dive but my even bigger passion is fishing. I can catch, fillet, and cook good seafood. I bagged loads of Mahi Mahi, Tuna and even a Marlin on the Atlantic crossing.
- I take pride in my cooking and make sure I pull my weight with the onboard chores.
- I was even a part time English and Maths tutor on the last crew position
- I don't smoke or do drugs. I don't mind the odd rum (or cold beer) as the name might suggest but I don't mind dry boats at sea either as was the Atlantic crossing.
On the sailing side of things...
I don't claim to be an expert sailor and I'm still soaking up all the learning
opportunities with gusto.
Having said that though, I would consider myself a solid competent crew member
to have on board. I can do my solo night watches with minimum fuss.
I have completed the British RYA Dayskipper qualifications and have cut my teeth with a bit of dinghy
sailing as well. I have my Padi licence, first aid training and a recreational shipmasters licence from back in Aus.
If you think I might fit in with your crew and plans, I would love to hear from you. 2 weeks on dry land has got my feet itching to get back sailing. Get back to me on here or email
troywalton66 at yahoo dot com dot au