poppy37

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
52
Location:
Cork, Cork, Ireland
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.

Moved the boat to Cork last summer after a wonderful passage from Plymouth via the Scilly Isles (dolphins, phosphorescence, shooting stars etc).

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.

Update 12 June: So with lockdowns easing, it seems I might get a bit of cruising done this year after all, from mid-July'ish. Will limit this Summer to Southern Ireland, maybe take a quick spin down to Galicia, and resume the further-afield plans in 2021, God/Brexit/Coronovirus willing ...

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 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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