- Sep 28, 2020
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- Profile Information
- Gravesend, Kent, United Kingdom
- Here for:
- Dating, Friendship, Crew
- About Me:
Widower - lost my wife in 2018. After working for nearly 45 years I am now retired and am looking to make the most of my time. I am looking for a sailing partner to share my boat in the UK waters until it is feasible to head for warmer climes - probably the med.
My personal motto is “Life is an adventure not a dress rehearsal” and the COVID19 pandemic and lockdown reminded me that sometimes our plans can get totally thrown with no warning.
With that in mind I have not made too many plans. I am at a stage in my life when excessive planning or too many rigid expectations just get in the way of living life to the full.
I also enjoy skiing - although I am not very good, and cycling which I am not too bad at. I keep a bicycle on the boat so that I can get ashore and explore when in harbour.
- Sailing Experience:
I have been sailing since I was 18. Raced a Fireball in the 1970s and crewed on the classic yacht VOORTREKKER(sail no SA1) in the Vasco da Game race in the 1970s, but I am now a sedate cruiser.
Did a lot of sailing on various boats in the Cape area of South Africa.
Chartered in Greece and BVIs from 2003 to 2017.
Have owned 3 boats, Leopard 39 in the BVIs which was wrecked in hurricane IRMA, an 8m vd Stadt which I restored and is now owned by my son, and, my present boat which I bought in 2018.
I have sailed in the Solent for the last year.
- Sailing Qualifications:
Was a Naval Officer for 20 years
RYA Yachtmaster Theory
RYA coastal skipper practical
- Nautical Miles Logged:
- About 5000 in the last 10 years
- Home and family
- Marital status:
- Have Children:
- Yes - flown the nest
- Retired Naval Officer
- Body type:
- 5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm)
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