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Old 14-08-2017, 09:16   #1
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Delivery Skipper, former Military

Available by arrangement for Yacht delivery and skipper, lessons etc for east coast USA and the Caribbean.

Qualifications

RYA Yachtmaster
STCW95 (Royal Navy equivalency)
Qualified Ship's Navigator.
Ships Communication Officer
Ocean Navigation Certificate
UEL - Unit Expedition Leader
Leadership Instructor
MSc 'Hydrographic Surveying' (deep specialization in: GPS, navigation, oceanography)
FireFighting at Sea
Intermediate Sea Survival Course
Ships Protection
Ships Damage Control

Experience

● U.K. Royal Navy: 20yrs Surface Warfare Officer (Ship driver) Sub specialist Hydrographic Surveyor (deep specialist in the use of the Nautical Chart)
Commanding Officer/Executive Officer/Navigation Officer with decades of global seamanship and small boat operations around the world
●RYA Yachtmaster: Experienced in planning, equipping, leading and instructing sail training expeditions in the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, and Gibraltar.
●Instructor in: Leadership/Navigation/Meteorology/Oceanography/Sailing and Power Boat to the Royal Navy.
●St Barts Yacht Sales, Charleston. Hired as Sailboat expert to broker new and used Beneteau's as well as all other makes of sail and power boats. Instructing new owners in sailing, navigation, maritime regulations and sailing etiquette.
●St Barts Yacht Deliveries, Charleston: Delivering new yachts to Caribbean. Moving owners yachts up and down the east coast.
●Dream Yacht Charters: Delivering on east coast - Annapolis to Bahamas.
● Self: Under own company delivering East coast USA to Caribbean


Conclusion:

Every delivery is different, and I am always available to discuss your delivery or training needs. Some people need their boat sailed across the harbour, some require delivery over thousands of miles, some people are looking to get used to a boat they have just bought, and to get to grips with the Rule of The Road, etiquette and logistical world that boaters live in!

Owners/friends are welcome to attend as crew
Rates and terms dependent on the requirement

Safety Equipment & Communications:

I carry my own satellite communications, which allow text conversation to/from land and can be set up to automatically send a position update at set intervals to a group of email addresses or phone numbers. This keeps you, your family & friends in touch with where we are, and through text conversation.
Generally I carry two offshore 'hazardous duty' lifejackets, two strobes, two sets of body harnesses and tails.
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