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    • 43, british/australian
    • United Kingdom
    • Checked in 1 week ago

RYA Ocean Master, Yachtmaster Examiner and Instructor. Delivering happiness, joy and those wonderful aha moments

My sole purpose and aim is to deliver happiness, laughter, joy and jaw dropping aha moments be it as a result of a sense of achievement and completion, a wildlife encounter, amazing scenery or a personal triumph.

During my career I have been very fortunate to have had some of the best sailing mentors and teachers including Sir Robin Knox-Johnston who was my navigator in the last Sydney to Hobart Yacht race I skippered. Apart from the poles, I have sailed on every ocean and in every region of the world. I have also been incredibly lucky to have led expeditions to some of the worlds remotest places including the Galapagos, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Tasmania. Not only on but also under the water, as I was a Scuba Diving Instructor delivering expeditions to the barrier reef, Oceania and Asia.

In the racing world I have a long history of successful race campaigns including being skipper of Uniquely Singapore in the 09-10 Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, 5 Sydney to Hobart races, 2 Fastnet races, Round Britain and Ireland Race and many other offshore race events.

Training wise I have worked for some of the worlds best regarded training centers such as UKSA, Flying Fish Australia, and Sailing Logic. After skippering the Clipper Round the World Yacht race I became chief instructor for the race and developed the training program for the new fleet of Clipper 70's as well as training and developing the training Skippers/Mates, race skippers, and of course the race crews over two cycles of the race. I then moved to Australia to set up the new Clipper training base and managing the delivery of two Clipper 68's from the UK to Sydney Australia.

Recently I have been involved in the luxury yacht industry managing refits on an S&S Swan 55, and refit and then management of a classic 86ft Ketch. As well as this I continue my role as an RYA Yachtmaster Examiner and provide personal tuition and deliveries for clients as well as race campaigns and yachting consultancy.

Whether your dream is buying a yacht to sail round the world, completing a major offshore event, passing your Yachtmaster, or looking for expedition planning and organizing please do get in touch. I would love to offer my service and experience to bring a smile to your face and make your sailing life as pleasurable, adventurous and enjoyable as you like. All with a huge respect for the sea, safety, and the highest levels of experience, customer satisfaction and service.

Please do get in touch

Jim Dobie

+44 7976 853 255
RYA Yachtmaster Examiner | Yachtmaster Instructor | Commercially Endorsed Ocean Master

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  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited Kingdom

  • Nationalitybritish/australian

  • Age43

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain

  • Location preferenceEurope

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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  • Jan 2007 RYA Yachtmaster Instructor Complete

  • Jan 1998 RYA Yachtmaster Complete

  • Jan 2003 PADI - Master Instructor Complete

  • Jan 2008 RYA Oceanmaster Complete

  • Jan 2014 RYA Yachmaster Instructor and Examiner Complete

  • Jan 2022 STCW 95 Basic Safety Training Complete

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  • Windsurfing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Surfing
  • Route planning
  • Watch-keeping
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Marine First Aid
  • Tender driving
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
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