DougSolent - Profile

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
66
Location:
Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Fit and active. Horticulturalist ex Reading University, now retired. All the usually stated hobbies of walking, cycling and, of course, sailing. Prefered hikes are 3 to 10 miles. Cycling on the tracks of the New Forest and elsewhere. Lots of travel, just back from Atlantic crossing to Martinque. Travel in UK and Europe, if allowed after Brexit!! Sailing from River Hamble. Probably cruising rather than racing this year in 31ft cruiser racer.

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 Qualfications:

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 
Recent activity
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DougSolent and Jukes-YOLO are now friends.
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eos27 and DougSolent are now friends.
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DougSolent added 3 pictures to the album Sailing on Solent:
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DougSolent posted a new blog:

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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DougSolent and bonjourjoy are now friends.
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DougSolent and johanna are now friends.
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DougSolent posted a new blog:

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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DougSolent and Sailorjay are now friends.
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mariaw and DougSolent are now friends.
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DougSolent and SolentJim are now friends.
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DougSolent and waterbabe56 are now friends.
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DougSolent posted a new blog:

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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scintiller and DougSolent are now friends.