solent_swinger - Profile

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Hamble, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Location 2:
Exmouth EX8, UK
Here for:
Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Hi - I'm refitting the boat for West Iberia this summer - especially Islas Ciew, Galicia and maybe down to Rio Guadiana. Expect to reach N Spain mid late June then spend some time exploring the Rias, so there's opportunities for some short passages down that coast and also a longer offshore, maybe down to Portugal (where I have riverside land) or back to UK.
I enjoy paddling - have a small kayak onboard and may get another - or open to other paddlers joining with their own boat.
I like to anchor out - rarely spend time in marinas but not averse to clunking up against a harbour wall or snuggling a fishing boat.

Sailing Experience:

Transatlantic: Canaries-Martinique; Caribbean;
Sea of Cortez; Central America, Alaska, Azores, east Med, Brittany, Solent, W Scotland
X Pacific; South Pacific - Hawaii-French Pol, NZ-Fiji

Home and family
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UK - Biscay to North Spain mid August then cruising south
Aug 17, 2019

Seeking experienced crew for Biscay passage departing 17 August. 43' steel ketch, very sea kindly. Option to stay on and cruise south, visiting Islas Cies, anchoring, with fun boats aboard. Later legs down to Algarve and home to the Rio Guadiana.

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Galicia - Islas and Rias; July/August
Jul 1, 2019

Castaway's a very sea kindly 43' ketch, ideally crewed by 2-3 for coastal cruising. We have a mid-river mooring on the Hamble, currently undergoing a modest refit, so I'm up for meeting anyone who may want to hook up later over the summer. I plan to spend quite long periods anchored u…