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Your Sailoroo,

I've recently retired from the family construction company after handing over to my sons. Dinghy sailing 7yo, ocean racing MHYC 14, I started my career as an apprentice shipwright 51 years ago in Sydney aged 17 after it became obvious it was better to be working on boats than not going to school. By age 19 I had started lobster fishing the Abrolhos Islands WA, aged 21 reef fishing the Qld GBR and prawning the Qld Coast. In between times I was boat building and ocean racing. This has been my 67 year life with over 90,000NM of extended passages, deliveries and racing. Highly qualified

  • I am ok to sail single handed
  • I have access to a deep bench of offshore sailors
  • I am ok with the owner being part of the passage
  • I am medically fit for offshore passages
  • I will not smoke onboard

Local waterways I know

Grew up on the waterfront of Middle Harbour Sydney, raced, cruised and delivered vessels the whole of the East Coast of Australia Cairns to Hobart. 2.5 years working full time on the Abrolhos Islands WA
did stores runs to the Nth West shelf oil rigs. 25 years of my career on the Whitsunday Coast rac



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Textbook seamanship equals professional seamanship


Based in Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia

Relocation, Bareboat, International, Races
Monohulls, Multihulls, Motor
Gigs up to a month at sea


20,000 to 30,000 nm, >20 ocean years, >5 years Skipper, >1,800nm ocean races, >5 years relocations

$*** / day - For my sailor services
$*** / day - For my delivery team
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(I usually need 14 days notice)


I have the following certificates and tickets:

  • Marine First Aid Certificate or equivalent to HTLAID011
  • Marine Radio Operators Certificate of Proficiency
  • Safety and Sea Survival Course Certificate
  • Coastal Navigation Certificate
  • Diesel Engine Maintenance Certificate
  • Yachtmaster Certificate or Equivalent
  • Offshore Sailing Instructor Certificate

I have a current motor boat licence. I am a current member of a yacht club. I also have a Australian Sailing number.

My Offshore Experience

I have undertaken the following offshore passages:

Some Offshore Races 

  • Syd Hobart 1968 14yo.
  • Lion Island 1968. Montague Island 1969.
  • From here I continued racing consistently through my life, including complete fit outs of new yachts, specializing in racing deck layout, rig building, new sail measure-supply, instrument installation and repair, many years of Northern circuit from Syd to Hamo & return including specialist Hamo Race Week & Airlie Race Week.
  • Bris Noumea Dr Who Davidson 52. Happy to supply details of the glamorous boats I've campaigned over the years

Some Offshore Passages 

  • Lord Howe Island 1970-71 Cyclone Aida passage,
  • 2 1/2 years cray fishing (lobsters) Abrolhos Islands
  • Reef Fishing-prawning-netting Qld Coast
  • between 1976 to 2005 did some 50 paid deliveries between Cairns & Hobart whilst trading as Performance Rig & Deck Design and also Boughton's Boat Shed Mackay.
  • 2005 to recently was concentrating on being single dad and family construction company. Now retired and full time yachting again. Currently booked for the CYCA Blue Water Series 2021 on a classic.

Numerous other passages and races, available on request


For offshore passages I will bring my own offshore gear which includes:PFD with harness, whistle, strobe, reflective tape, lifting strap, crutch straps and spray hood. , Tether with 3 hooks.


I am fastidious about signing off the vessel in better shape than when commissioned. This includes cleanliness of the galley and head areas. I always travel in delivery mode under a comfortable sail plan with minimal stresses on the vessel, I've done years of motor sailing to windward, getting there on time with no breakages. Catering for owners is fun to see them enjoying having a caring crew.

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