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John Martin

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Started sailing at age 11 in 1948 in a P class. Sailed various other small yachts as a youth. Joined RNZAF in 1955 and flew Sunderland Flying Boats along with extensive navigation training and seamanship. Over the years I have sailed a number of yachts owning a “Trailer Sailer”, a Variant, and partnership in a 30 ft and 40 ft yachts. Latterly I have owned two motor launches and used these extensively in NZ northern waters. No Blue Water experience. A couple of months in Med.