poppy37

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
52
Location:
Argyll, Strathclyde, United Kingdom
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Semi-retired, location-independent academic (eh?) planning to live on-board and explore where the whim takes us. This would be a lot more fun with a sailing partner! Non-romantically-involved crew also welcome. Since I grew up with two sisters, I'm well adjusted and have plenty of female 'just friends', so no weird pressure from me on board.

Outside sailing I enjoy lots of water and mountain sports - the common element is travelling through nature/wilderness, whether by sea-kayak, paraglider, foot, ski or mountain-bike. I read a lot, am getting into yoga, write the occasional article and take lots of photographs. Big on nature, environment etc. and much happier at anchor than in the caravan-park world of marinas. Lived in France for 10 years, so fluent in French and used to non-Anglo ways of looking at the world.

Moved the boat to Cork last summer after a wonderful passage from Plymouth via the Scilly Isles (dolphins, phosphorescence, shooting stars etc) and spent a great summer 2020 living on board and cruising S/W Ireland, mostly single-handed. Planning to take the boat home up the W coast of Ireland to W Scotland in 2021, while I wait for the world to become a more relaxing place to cruise a yacht again. The pre-virus plan was to head South, but we'll see when/if that starts to seem like a good idea again.

I'm English, by the way, despite living in Scotland and poking around Ireland these past couple of years. Pleased to have my irish passport these days though (thanks Grandad).

Sailing Experience:

South coast/cross-channel on Dad's Konsort when younger, then 20 years intermittent UK, two months in Greenland and transAtlantic in 2015, Greece. Finally bit the bullet and bought my own boat (Westerly Typhoon 37) in April 2019 & enjoyed summer 2019 & 2020 living aboard, getting everything sorted (ha ha, does that ever happen?).

Nautical Miles Logged:
5000'ish
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
No 
Occupation:
Freelance / semi-retired
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Socially 
Appearance
Body type:
Athletic 
Height:
6'0" - 6'3" (181 - 190cm) 
Eyes:
Blue 
Hair:
Brown 
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