Novocastrian - Profile

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
50
Location:
Newcastle West, New South Wales, Australia
Location 2:
Newcastle NSW, Australia
Here for:
Dating, Friendship 
About Me:

Happy Raconteur

I love regattas, either sailing eg at Hamilton Island Race Week or officiating locally and around the world. Ultimately I want to find someone who would also enjoy this regatta lifestyle. I think I’ve established a good balance between family commitments as my children are increasingly independent, professional responsibilities (FRICS) and regattas.

I recently watched 'The Pacific - in the wake of Captain Cook' and it really struck a chord with me. I've been a big fan of Sam Neill since 'The Hunt for Red October' and these days enjoy his Two Paddocks Pinot Noir so perhaps it was his presence that amplified two main learnings:

1. There is an acceptance that a definition of being 'of The Pacific' may group an incredibly diverse range of people - I would love to discuss further with someone who identifies similarly;

2. How should we identify success? In this environment is it the ones with the most belongings? Or is it the ones with the most leisure time? - just as Cook pondered nearly 250 years ago!

I like to think that true wealth and prosperity is being able to spend time doing what you genuinely love and believe in.

Sailing Experience:

Sailed all my life, including the Sydney Hobart race a couple of times. Prefer cruising these days.

Sailing Qualfications:

Race Official

Nautical Miles Logged:
Raced, cruised and officiated on 4 Oceans
Home and family
Marital status:
Single / never married 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Occupation:
Project Manager
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Socially 
Appearance
Body type:
Athletic 
Height:
6'0" - 6'3" (181 - 190cm) 
Eyes:
Hazel 
Hair:
Distant Memory! 
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Novocastrian and neverseenanalbatross are now friends.
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Australia will have the first instalment of a National Champions League on the last weekend in April. Host will be Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. I have been invited to be PRO. Winners will qualify for Sailing Champions League Finals in St Moritz, Switzerland.

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My annual trip to South America was an absolute cracker this time. Train from Newcastle to Sydney International Airport. First hop to Auckland, then Santiago, then Buenos Aires. Transfer to Domestic Aeroparque for last leg south to Mar Del. 720 boats, Olympic Classes and feeder Classes. 400+ Optis t…

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Last weekend in March on Newcastle Harbour. Multiple classes. IRC to Lasers. My main involvement will be with TP52 Gold Cup. Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and Port Hunter Skiff Sailing Club joint initiative. I ran the MG14 National Titles from the Port Hunter Skiffy in early January and the Port Cor…

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Great regatta on Sydney Harbour last weekend. I was on water Umpire and took media on the boat with me. Live feed with commentary - on social media find Farr 40 Australia or Tilly Lock Media.