- Dec 29, 2020
- Profile Information
- El Puerto de Santa María, Cádiz, Spain
- Here for:
- Dating, Friendship, Crew
- About Me:
I'm single and living in El Puerto de Santa Maria (I speak Spanish). Originally from Yorkshire but left as soon as I could drive - most of my accent has gone, but I still retain a hankering for battered haddock eaten out of newspaper. These days I'm more into mushed avocado and pez espada.
From January 2021 I'll be living aboard - starting roving from the Bay of Cadiz - I expect to spend most of 2021 in the Med on the Spanish coast and maybe further east through the islands. I work remotely so anywhere with a phone signal will do!
- Sailing Experience:
My main passion is windsurfing, semi-pro in the 80s, still do it daily / weekly although now on a wind foil board which is much kinder to the knees. Next comes the traditional wooden boats - got about 20 years experience messing about with ex-crab fishing boats, and lately a Northumberland coble with a lovely big brown dipping lug sail which on a good day I could tack in less than 5 minutes, but more than 4 minutes. I sailed one my old boats solo half way around the UK and gave the clinkers a good workout.....
All that's about to change as I've sold all my toys and bought a Beneteau Oceanis 393 Clipper - she's currently in Sotogrande, but I'll move her to Puerto Sherry in a couple of weeks.
Update: Had a lovely trip (solo!) from Sotogrande to El Puerto de Santa Maria - set off Friday PM, arrived Saturday PM - wind very light, had fun in the Straights of Gibraltar going east to west. So I'm now set up in Puerto Sherry marina - que suerte!
- Sailing Qualifications:
My yacht experience is more limited - I've got a Day Skipper qualification - and a couple of hundred hours on GRP yachts. No idea how many hours or miles on wooden boats since it was more about time-travel, and the sand in the hour glasses was often damp.
- Nautical Miles Logged:
- a few hundred, and a few thousand if you add the windsurfing, which probably doesn't count..... and 100 nm including the Straights of Gibraltar solo.
- Home and family
- Marital status:
- Have Children:
- Yes - flown the nest
- Body type:
- 6'0" - 6'3" (181 - 190cm)
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