CV for Myles G. Jenkins as printed from www.mylesjenkins.com


MYLES G. JENKINS

CONTACT Emailyachtmaster@mylesjenkins.com

Overview

Yacht master
65,000 Nautical miles (tidal)

I have been sailing for most of my life and have developed a passion for all water-based activities.  Highlights have included working as deck hand / watch leader on the 160ft luxury private motor yacht Pegaso, skippering 56ft sailing catamarans in the Caribbean, sailing in the Rothmans Cup (Cape Town) and racing dinghies (420's) in National events.  I was captain of sailing at school and have taught introductory courses in yachting, dingy-sailing and windsurfing.

Over the last 15 years as a diver, I have sought out and dived at numerous locations around the globe including South Africa, The Caribbean, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, The Seychelles, and Zanzibar.

I honed my yachting ability and all the associated skills at the UKSA (United Kingdom Sailing Academy) in Cowes.  My training included long passages aboard the BT Challenge boat Albatross (formerly Nuclear Electric). I have continued to learn and benefit from the experience of my piers during my time working in the industry.

Skills/Courses

Courses successfully completed:
RYA Yachtmaster Offshore with commercial endorsement
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Theory
DOT Ships Captains medical
DOT/MSA First Aid at Sea
DOT Long Range Radio
RYA Power boat level 2
RYA Diesel Engine Maintenance
PADI Rescue diver (over 100 dives)
PADI Nitrox diver
International Certificate of competence
Shipmasters business and maritime Law
Winch Maintenance and repair
Sail Maintenance and repair
Rope work
Radar

Major skills:
Proven networker
Team player
Good communicator
Loyalty & Confidentiality
Bilingual (English/French)
Computer literate

Refit skills include:
Varnishing / Painting / Gel Coating / Fibreglass work / Basic Plumbing, Marine electric's and mechanical knowledge.

Yachts sailed:
Pegaso 160ft luxury motor yacht. (Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific, Atlantic and Sea of Cortez)
Kronos 46ft cat (Caribbean)
Privilige 47ft cat (Caribbean)
Norsman 46ft cat (Caribbean)
Beneteau 38 (Solent)
Custom 36ft Bermudan "34 South" (Cape Town)
Warrior 40 (SW England, N. France, Channel Islands)
37ft Westerly Solway (SW England)
67ft BT Challenge boat (SE England, Belgium, N. France)
Jeaneau Sunfast 36 (S. England, N. France)
33 ft X-Yacht X332 (Solent)
Custom 32ft Bermudan "Morning Star" (Gulf of Thailand)
Benetea 47 (Solent)


Work Experience

MY Pegaso
Two and a half years as deckhand and watch leader on Pegaso, a 160ft luxury motor yacht.

I joined the boat in Palma, Majorca where it was undergoing extensive refit work. The owner who was a passionate diver, and the occasional charters took us around the Mediterranean, Caribbean, Pacific, Atlantic and the Sea of Cortez. My duties included assisting in all aspects of the running and maintenance of the yacht. Manning the custom tender and jet boat, supervising guests in the use of the jet skis and sailing dingy, and aiding in all aspects of the dives taken aboard.

My time aboard came to an end two and a half years later, when it was sold to a new owner.

"Myles has proved himself to be loyal, hard working and competent and any task assigned to him he would carry out quickly and efficiently through to it's completion."
-Michael Wasilewski Captain of MY Pegaso

Broadreach
Broadreach is an American based company that provides adventure holidays for children between the ages of 13 and 18. Visit the Broadreach Web site (http://www.gorp.com/broadreach). The two courses on which I was a skipper were the Underwater Discoveries (UWD) and the Underwater Discoveries Advanced (UDA).

I was a skipper for Broadreach in the Caribbean for the full 1999 summer season (6th June to 27th August 1999). This included staff training in the US, set-up in St Martin, 3 programs (2 UWD & 1 UDA), and shut down.

The sailing itineraries involved cruising between numerous dive sites around the islands of St Martin, St Barts, Nevis, Statia and Saba. On each four week trip I had up to 11 students and 2 diving instructors aboard, none of whom had any previous sailing experience. During the trips I taught sailing and leadership skills, assisted with the diving tuition, and taught the students water-skiing and wake-boarding using the yachts 55hp RIB.

As well as the Customs, immigration, and re-provisioning practices of that part of the Caribbean, the trips gave me a good insight to the many dive sites, anchorage's, and moorings of the islands.

During my time with Broadreach I was the only skipper to have a 100% attendance and pass rate of the ASA sailing exam and my boats never missed a dive.

"You are probably the strongest co-lead I've ever worked with on programů it was fantastic to have someone I could really rely on to run the boat smoothly. Thanks for making this a fun and relaxing trip for me."
- Jim Sidthorpe dive instructor and Director of Broadreach.

Sky TV:
Introducing new releases from the music industry and reviewing music videos (freelance)

Absolute Magazine:
As Assistant Editor I was in charge of leading a small team through the day to day management, production and financing of a fashion and youth culture magazine in Hong Kong. (1997/98)

The Western Daily Press, Bristol:
Writing, sub editing, and general research and support on current news stories. (Nov/Dec 1996)

Freelance photojournalism:
The Yugoslav conflict (93/944). Articles and photographs published in The Independent newspaper, The Argus (local Sussex newspaper), SussExpress (student newspaper), Buzz magazine, and the Punter (local Brighton magazines). Portfolios for models/performers, and the sale of brochure pictures to Thompson Travel. (1990-96)

Superior Internet Services Ltd:
Photography for use on the Internet (including www.superior.co.uk/sowhat) , market research and PR work for the company. Creating catalogues for clients (Sept/Oct 1996)

D.A.S.H.:
Direct Action by Students in Higher Education is a small Non Governmental Organisation which carried out mercy missions to support civilian hospitals, refugees and orphanages in ex-Yugoslavia. I was a founding member of the charity which received a Red Cross commendation, and drove on its first convoy giving aid to Croatia, Serbia and Bosnia. Work included fund-raising, logistics, recruiting, and obtaining all the relevant
paperwork for the vehicles.

I acted as the press officer for D.A.S.H writing press releases for numerous national papers, and representing the charity on a BBC radio talk show broadcast live over a one hour period, including phone-ins. (1993/4)

Academic

University:
2:2 Bachelor of Arts Degree, Sussex University.
I studied European Law for 1 year and European Studies for four years, one year of which was undertaken at Toulouse University where I achieved 5 units towards a French "License".

School:
The Oratory in England.
3 A levels (3 B's), 1 AS level (grade 1), 1 AO level (grade 1) and 16 O levels (11 A's, 3B's and 2 C's). Three years at the Paris Lycee International St. Germain en Laye. Early schooling at Maritz Brothers in South Africa.

At school I was a prefect and a Sergeant in the C.C.F. (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers). I was the youngest student The Oratory had ever elected as Captain of a sport and led the sailing team through four years of competitions including national events. I also taught Windsurfing and sailing to other students over a 4 year period at school, and throughout my University years.

Personal

I strongly believe in making the most of the time we have and enjoy exploring many of life's different opportunities including: Charity work; mountaineering; skiing (water and snow); parachute jumping; horse riding; off-road driving; paragliding; windsurfing and photography.

References

Michael A. Washilewski
Captain of MY Pegaso managed by Camper & Nicholson
E-Mail: Pegaso@Distantshore.com

Jim Sibthorp
Director of Broadreach (sailing adventure programs)
E-Mail Jimsibthorpe@gobroadreach.com

Reference From Pegaso
TO WHOME IT MAY CONCERN
Myles G.Jenkins has worked as deckhand on board the motor yacht Pegaso from the 23rd.October 1999.

Myles joined us in Mallorca during a busy refit where he immediately proved his competency. Since then the yacht has travelled extensively in the Caribbean, the Pacific coast from Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico and the United States.

Myles has proved himself to be loyal, hard working and competent and any task assigned to him he would carry out quickly and efficiently through to it's completion.

He is a very knowledgeable and careful watch leader, handled the tenders competently and was generally efficient in all aspects of seamanship.

He also has a considerate, respectful and courteous attitude towards the yacht guests and will be missed by them as well as fellow crew members.

I would not hesitate in recommending him for a similar position and certainly deserves a chance as mate on a similar vessel.

Myles leaves only because the Pegaso has been sold and I sincerely wish him every success in his new ventures.

Michael A. Wasilewski
Master M/Y Pegaso

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