I provide a Yacht
Delivery Service delivering sailing
yachts, slowly and with care. I can deliver your yacht to the
Canaries for the ARC or bring her home from the Caribbean when you
finish your cruise there or any other voyage you like.
I can supply crew, plan the voyage and 'just get on with it' or I
can work with the owner who is always welcome on board to create a
voyage plan to his liking. I am
happy to 'baby sit' your yacht in Antigua, the Caribbean or
elsewhere, provision her and prepare her for an ocean crossing.
Acting as Charter
Skipper, I can help you extend your cruising range by sharing or
taking responsibility for planning and skippering the boat while you
enjoy the cruise or we can cruise farther and I can deliver your
boat back at the end of the cruise.
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If you are having a substantial amount
of work done on your boat, especially overseas, possibly in
preparation for an ocean crossing, it may well save you money to
have an experienced skipper on board who can discuss the
requirements with the contractors, obtain alternative quotations
where possible, can oversee the actual work and test that the result
is functional. I am happy to move onto the boat while the work is
done and manage the contract on your behalf.
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I am happy to share my knowledge of the sea and sailing and can
provide tuition if required at no extra cost. People who have just
bought the boat may find that this gives them peace of mind and
perhaps makes them safer.
If you need to leave your boat whilst in the
Caribbean it may cost less to have her at anchor in say
English Harbour with a skipper on board than stern-on in the
marina and she will be safer with a qualified experienced
skipper on board.
I have a great deal of experience of
most of the North Atlantic islands and in particular of the Azores which are an excellent
and safe cruising ground of 9 islands.
Also the Caribbean and the region from the Cape Verde
islands and Canaries, through Madeira and Porto Santa to the
Azores is excellent for cruising and can
usually be sailed on a single tack in both directions.
The Azores are also a very different
and worthwhile route to the Canaries from UK or Ireland.
I am a
Buddhist and think that I am easy to get along with but then
don't we all!
I am available for trans-ocean deliveries and have
sailed perhaps 25 long ocean passages as skipper in the last few years.
The longest was 29 days in a 30ft yacht.
I am also available to act as your Charter
I am available for short, medium or long-term assignments.
Having recently completed a trip from Amsterdam to Hull in late November
in arctic conditions, I have decided that I no longer wish to sail in UK
waters in winter. It is dangerous for crew with ice-covered decks and
too hard on the boat.
Sunset in mid-Atlantic
Yacht Deliveries with tender loving care,
North Atlantic, Baltic or Mediterranean, UK, Ireland and
Europe, to the Canary Islands in time for the ARC, to or from Cork
Week, back from the Caribbean or anywhere else you like.
I provide a worldwide Relay service for yachts.
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which photo is the Skipper after
a bad night at sea?