Telephone +64 3 768 5611.
+64 274 360 581.
TO WHOM IT
I met Phillip Ivo Clarke in early December
1995 after his 7000 n.m.
Ocean Voyage to the South
Pacific and return. I employed Phil as Sailing Master, advisor on Electronic
and Navigational equipment, and bringing my vessel up to CAT 1 standard. Since then the vessel and
Phil have completed a further 1000 nms. with Phil being on board full time. Phil
has sailed all of Tasman
Bay, 3 circumnavigations
of Durville Island, he has navigated and sail
through French Pass eight times, sailed the Marlborough
Sounds and a two way passage of Cook Strait. I have been a fisherman for
25 years, fishing off the West Coast of New Zealand and I have a Master Coastal
Fishing Ticket and a 2nd Class Engineers Ticket. I have been impressed with
Phil’s sailing skills, knowledge, seamanship and general character. Phil is a
sober sailor placing the safety of the vessel and occupants as his first
priority. During the last three months I am happy to advise that there has been
no damage to the vessel, equipment or sails. I have no hesitation in
recommending Phil to any prospective boat owner, employer, wishing to appoint someone
to be in full control of their vessel or leave their vessel in the command of
Phil. Phil’s capabilities extend to inshore and off shore passages and has
excellent tutoring skills, in addition to Chef and galley skills. Phil was
never sea sick during the time of his employment.
Kelly Briggs, (Skipper/ Owner) (Coastal Master Fishing)
GREYMOUTH, NEW ZEALAND: