Richard Ash

This is my 32nd season cruising on sailing yachts and I have cruised many of the coasts of the UK, Belgium, France, The Netherlands and the Baltic. I have also enjoyed warmer cruising in the Mediterranean, Canaries, and Caribbean. I am qualified to RYA Yachtmaster Offshore level and have done the theory for Ocean too, but so far have not made Ocean passages.

Mostly the shorter trips I skipper are a couple of days and therefore between the Chichester and Weymouth areas, depending on tide and weather. We often like to eat ashore on at least one night, but in the summer cooking on board and chilling out through the evening in the cockpit at anchor somewhere is magical too. I like to run a relaxed boat and anyone who wants to have a go at planning a passage or running the boat for a passage can do so. I am also generally happy to step aside and be mate or crew if there is an inexperienced skipper who just wants someone along for insurance.


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