Originally Posted by Phil11
Kate and I are competent coastal sailors, happy with 3 to 5 day passages, seeking someone with ocean sailing experience. We will pay for all normal cruising expenses and flights for the right person. Our boat
is a Saltram Saga 40 built in 1995 in excellent condition. Look forward to hearing from you. Phil
Dear Kate and Phil,
I have noticed your note on cruiser forum, deciding to write you this reply.
I have Yachtmaster Ocean qualifications, crossing Atlantic from West to East last year. I am planning next trip in two weeks from Azores
Based on my experiences from Atlantic crossing
you need mainly combination of yachting and weather
prediction skills as well as experiences in mechanical and eletronics repairs
. Though it is said, that route
from West to East is much easier..
I am surprised by your timing. Usual timing is November, December considering alignment with ARC
Though I am not English
native speaker (living in Czech Republic), I work
. Apart from yachting skills, I have practice in yacht repairs
, particularly electronic(for instance last year I repaired our autopilot
, facing refusal in the dockyards...)
Last year I have spent a lot of time on Ocean Weather
Forecasting, using also 500 Mb hight weather charts
, practicing during our crossing reception
of weather faxes. I have great experiences in cellestial navigation
, which I can share. I think, that I am easy going responsible person. I have a family
, so I always bring with me satelite phone
, keeping in touch with my wife and two daughters.
Apart from yachting I like to play with my children
, skiing, snowboarding, cycling... I can cook, but mostly unhealthy (but very good) Czech meals
I can provide my sailing CV with all qualifications and experiences.