rogerdee - Profile

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
62
Location:
Chatham, Kent, United Kingdom
Location 2:
Chatham, UK
Here for:
Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

My offer: -
My small well-found yacht with a reliable engine and two cabins is currently wintering near Vannes in Southern Brittany. She will launch early June 2019 to visit the magical islands of Atlantic France (Île de Golfe du Morbihan, Îles des Glenan, Île de Ré, Belle Île, Île de Yeu, etc) as well as Quimper, Redon, La Rochelle, etc, for the summer months. Part trip considered, but would prefer somebody for the whole time. Own travel expenses and tourism ashore. I hope for a share of minimised running expenses. NO SAILING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED, only that you like sailing and exploring. You can have all the skippering, navigation, pilotage, boat handling, etc, that you wish (under a watchful eye), but you will need the time to go sailing (and I cannot help you with that!).

About me: -
My Dad purchased our first dinghy when I was 10 years old. I read Mathematics at the University of Nottingham and joined the University Air Squadron there. I then gained an M.Sc. in Computing at the University of Leeds and flew gliders in wave lift off the Pennines, twice reaching 10,000 feet. I stayed on at Leeds to do research into Computer-Based Learning, but was distracted by an offer of sponsored commercial pilot training. I joined the Company and after some years reached the rank of Senior First Officer. I gained an Airline Transport Pilot Licence before my flying career was cut short by a minor medical problem, so I operated fixed-base simulators training flight-deck crews. In order to do more sailing I became a lecturer in Computing & Mathematics at a College, where I obtained a teaching certificate and another M.Sc., this time in Systems Analysis. I took early retirement from the College, preferring to work occasionally as a freelance RYA Yachtmaster Instructor.

Hobbies: D.I.Y. (of necessity!), yacht racing (mainly in Australia), photography, composing songs (my style is classical), and coarse gardening (jungles & swamps).

By the way: if this looks all very impressive, when you meet me you will discover that I am not so clever, indeed probably not so clever as you!

Sailing Experience:

I have sailed:-
Lots of weeks in various places all around UK.
France, Spain & Portugal
Across the Atlantic (both ways)
Across the Tasman Sea from Australia to and around South Island & Stewart Island, NZ.
Around Tasmania (twice).

Sailing Qualfications:

UK DTI Yachtmaster Ocean
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore
etc

Home and family
Occupation:
Retired
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Rarely 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm) 
Eyes:
Gray 
Hair:
Gray/Silver 
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rogerdee created a new event:
Golfe du Morbihan, Southern Brittany, Islands and Estuaries of Atlantic France
Jun 8, 2019

My small well-found yacht with a reliable engine and two cabins is currently wintering near Vannes in Southern Brittany. She will launch early June 2019 to visit the magical islands of Atlantic France (Île de Golfe du Morbihan, Îles des Glenan, Île de Ré, Belle Île, Île de Yeu, etc), as well as Quim…