dansaskip

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
63
Location:
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Sailor, climber, adventurer. Came late to sailing because I used to spend my time climbing mountains, but have now been sailing more than 15 years and am qualified yachtmaster. Well travelled and well educated. In Aug 2014 I became a liveaboard and left UK for passage Canaries to Caribbean. After transit of Panama canal I completed a single handed Pacific crossing to New Zealand. You can read about my travels in my boat on my blog. Cruisied in the South Pacific Islands, Fiji & Vanuatu. Now back in UK, living on land with my boat based on East coast at Pin Mill.
Happy sailing

Sailing Experience:

Experienced - Yacht Master
Sailing based from N Wales for about 15 years, Irish Sea, around Ireland, west coast Scotland, Isle of Man.
Spent past 6 years as a Blue water liveaboard. Solo crossing Biscay, Trans-Atlantic passage. Cruised the Caribbean for two years then transited Panama canal and completed a single handed Pacific crossing. Returned from cruising the South Pacific islands, Fiji and Vanuatu, and now just back in UK from NZ after cruising the Bay of Islands and NE coast of North Island.

Sailing Qualifications:

RYA Yachtmaster Offshore

Nautical Miles Logged:
20,000 +
Occupation:
Sailor/Adventurer
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Quit 
Drinking:
Socially 
Social Setting:
Better in small groups 
Appearance
Body type:
Athletic 
Height:
5'4" - 5'7" (161 - 170cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
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dansaskip posted a new blog:

Never thought it but they have published my article about sailing from UK to NZ so I am quite pleased about that, and it mentions my recently published book about my adventures so you can read all about it if you want.

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dansaskip posted a new blog:

After several days of bad weather, gales, high winds grey cloudy skies and rain, at last the weather looked to be improving. I was up and away from Ocean Village by 05.55 to catch the ebb down Southampton water. I skirted the edge of the channel on the mainland side to keep clear of ferries and the…

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dansaskip posted a new blog:

After nearly 3 months cruising around this delightful group of islands it is almost time to leave. I have been knocked out by how friendly the people are here. They are mostly pretty poor, live in huts with wooden or bamboo frames, thatched roofs and walls woven from coconut fronds. Their food they…

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