DougSolent

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
67
Location:
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Good trip Gib to Greece in the summer on a 54ft cat. Have been In Algerciras helping to prepare a new 50 ft catamaran for an Atlantic crossing and I hope, ready for trials and soon short trip to Gibralta to get ready for Canaries run.

Retired but fit and active. Horticulturalist ex Reading University. All the usually stated hobbies of walking, cycling and, of course, sailing. Lots of travel, t
back last year from Atlantic crossing to Martinque. Travel in UK and Europe, if allowed after Brexit!! Sailing from River Hamble. Probably.

Sailing Experience:

Started in dinghies in my youth and moved to larger stuff in my 30's. Most of my sailing has been racing. Member of RIN for many years as was navigator to what was then class 1 yachts. In recent years, I have been doing a lot more cruising, helping with deliveries. This has given me a much more varied sailing experience. I think I may be a warm water sailor at heart.

Sailing Qualifications:

40 years experience. Started in Larks, Fireballs and Hornets in my younger days.would be interesting to try some modern dinghies. Yachtmaster with all the extra certificates needed to skipper yachts long distances offshore and transatlantic. Had good results in past racing but not so competitive now. Also RYA power boat 2. That course nearly turned me to the dark side, dashing about the Solent at 20+ knots.

Nautical Miles Logged:
Lets say 10,000+. Not kept a full log for years.
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
No 
Occupation:
Retired landscape contractor.
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Socially 
Social Setting:
Somewhat shy, Better in small groups 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
Gray/Silver 
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Locked down in Midi Pyrenees, hopefully back in uk soon but 2 weeks in quarenteen. Will wait out the time in solitary but hopefully be ready to spread my wings 2nd December. Probably to join yacht in Gib and hopefully onto Canaries.

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The BIG trip has stalled. The owner is no longer able to start this year. Off to the Pyrenees for a few weeks and then to Gibraltar for the sea trials of the new yacht. So about mid-April, I am back on shore looking for something new to do. Any suggestions? (sailing ones!)

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Update. In Algerciras helping to prepare a new 50 ft catamaran for an Atlantuc crossing and hopefully through to NZ. Launch today, 3rd Jan, I hope, for trials and soon short trip to Gibralta to get ready for Canaries run.

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Hi everyoneRIW race 29th June weekend. While not entered this year, we can go and watch and even follow part of course if wind is favourable. Message me if interested in this or sailing any time. Douglas

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Out on Solent and spent a few hours in Osborne Bay but expected sea breeze did not materialise. Great to be out on the water.

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I am sailing Friday with Tom, a crew member from last year. Anyone wanting to sail Friday or any other day this weekend.? Anyone male or female any age who wants to go sailing in the Solent. Max 4 for single berths if overnight at other destination, max 6 if back at Warash each night. Weather looks…

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Not so warm this weekend but hopefully warmer soon. The yacht has been anti fouled and engine serviced. Still a lot to do but in the cosmetic way. This yacht was stored for 17 years and so still getting the the non essentials done like replacing the cloth linings. It is in the water and ready to go.…

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Solent sailing
Apr 27, 2019

Sail on 31ft cruiser racer. Day sailing up to 6 people. Overnight best with 4. Let's get out there on the Solent. I have set date and of April but want to go sailing any weekend in April and beyond

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