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    Default Day skipper Mate wanted Plymouth - Scotland

    I need someone with a day skipper ticket to act as a mate for a delivery trip from Plymouth to Hollyhead and then Hollyhead to Rhu in the Gareloch.

    Ideally it will be someone who is serving in the Army, Navy or Airforce, but in extremis I can take a civilian.

    The dates are Plymouth - Hollyhead 7 - 13 May and Holyhead to Rhu 13 - 20 May. Minimum personal contribution to food and expenses.

    The boat is a well found Westerly Sealord (39'6") and I am a Yachtmaster Instructor and Yachtmaster Examiner. I have several other crew for each leg already, but to comply with regulations for the MOD then I need a minimum of Day Skipper on board as well.

    Please note that this trip is advertised heavily in my unit and I will be phoning round MOD establishments tomorrow and serving people will take priority

    Let me add a phrase, "I very much regret that serving applicants will take priority in order to comply with the rules laid down by the MOD." No sense of second class civi's - but I have to abide by the rules. I can only take a civilian if no service people are available.
    Last edited by john_morris_uk; 22-04-12 at 20:55. Reason: People seemed to get upset by my advert...
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    Is this post not rather militaryist

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimbaDog View Post
    Is this post not rather militaryist
    Well, made me feel rather inadequate anyway. Must get out in the Sound early on the 7th and watch this departure to find out how it's done by the professionals.
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    I would be surprised if you found anyone worded like that us Civis are not second class citizens you know.

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    And nobody is suggesting that you or anybody else is. The key phrase is "to comply with regulations for the MOD......."
    The yacht is almost certainly either a Joint Services Sail Training Craft (funded by the MOD) OR an Establishment Yacht (funded privately but may have been part funded by a charitable trust).
    Both categories of yacht have very strict rules on the usage of the yachts and the crew composition, designed to ensure that they are used by/for and serve the purpose that they were purchased for rather than turning into a private yacht funded by other peoples money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    Hollyhead


    I'll look out for you in Holyhead. Safe journey to all the crew, civil and military alike.

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    Do you have guns?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Comrade Red View Post
    Do you have guns?
    Why? Do you want to borrow one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Seadog17 View Post
    Well, made me feel rather inadequate anyway. Must get out in the Sound early on the 7th and watch this departure to find out how it's done by the professionals.
    You can come and watch me muck things up just as well as the next person if you want. Take pictures if you want. The RYA in their infinite wisdom appointed me as an examiner and all that means is that its really embarrassing when things go to rats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by john_morris_uk View Post
    You can come and watch me muck things up just as well as the next person if you want. Take pictures if you well. The RYA in their infinite wisdom appointed me as an examiner and all that means is that its really embarrassing when things go to rats.
    I probably wouldn't know if you were doing anything wrong anyway. Haven't had my (first) yacht long and I find it difficult enough getting out through Sutton lock without a disaster happening, let alone anything else.

    Anyway, good luck on your voyage. Hope all goes well for you.
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