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Old 30-11-2012, 22:10   #1
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Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Washington, DC
Boat: Tartan 27
Posts: 24
Experienced Crew Available

I left the 9 to 5 in 2007 and have been traveling and exploring ever since. Best thing I ever did!
I’ve assisted three captains with deliveries this year. (All found on CF.) I really enjoy doing this and it has turned into something of a hobby for me. With each trip I learn something new. Among the things I’ve learned is how to be good crew.
I’m available anytime. I have no schedule. No shore commitments to rush back to. I can take as long as needed for a safe passage.
I’m easy to get along with. Calm demeanor. Communicate well. Happy to pitch in where needed.
I need no comforts. Just the basics and I’m happy.
I’m respectful of the owner’s boat (I’m a boat owner too.) and adapt to his/her way of doing things.
Good cook. Everyone says that. But I would win on Chopped.
Shore-side/on the hook drinking only, no smoke, never drugs.
Have sufficient sailing skills to handle most situations; and the common sense to ask for help when needed.
Naturally nocturnal and enjoy night watches
I pay for my own stuff ashore. I also pay for my way to and from the boat, but any assistance with that would be appreciated. Owner pays all boat costs.
My sailing resume is below.
Please let me know how I can assist you with your next trip. PM’s preferred.

Age: 48

Nationalities: US & Trinidad (Commonwealth citizen) both passports current
Single – no children
5-9; 180 Good health 20/20 vision (corrected)
Non-smoker, social drinker, no drugs, no criminal history
Financially secure
Location: Washington, DC

Captain/Crew (50/50) Flying Scots (19 foot sloop)
4-1995 to 2-2001 – Potomac River, Alexandria VA
Sailed some weekends. Performed skills typical of small boat handling such as docking under sail, picking up moorings under sail, coming about, gybeing, heaving-to, applying rules of the road, trimming sails, maintaining a straight course

Captain/Owner “Hercules” (27 foot sloop with auxiliary)
2-2001 to present – Chesapeake Bay, Deale, MD
Sailed every season. Performed skills typical of midsized boat handling such as anchoring, docking under power, dead reckoning, applying rules of the road, operating under power alone, trimming sails, maintaining a safe vessel, communicating with VHF, reading tides and currents

Private Sailing Instructor Flying Scots (19 foot sloop)
2007 to present – Potomac River, Alexandria VA
Teaches sailing to adults. Created curriculum, uses a textbook and employs visual aids

Crew “Lazy Days” (41 foot ketch with auxiliary)
Helped to deliver boat from Abacos, Bahamas to West Palm Beach, FL. Under supervision performed some aspects of bluewater sailing such as provisioning, navigating, dinghy handling, cooking when heeled, keeping watch

Crew “Magus” (36 foot ketch with auxiliary)
Helped to deliver boat from Nassau, Bahamas to Beaufort, NC
Under supervision performed most aspects of bluewater sailing as above

Crew “Swedish Fish” (27 foot sloop with auxiliary)
Helped to deliver boat from Washington D.C. to Beaufort NC via the ICW

Sailing Education
2002 - Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship, Rock Hall, MD
American Sailing Association 101 & 103

BA Franklin and Marshall College, 1987; M. Arch., U. of Pennsylvania 1991.
Former Architect and US Patent Examiner; Current Occupation: Property Owner

Sailing references are available.
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Old 02-12-2012, 20:58   #2
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Boat: Tartan 27
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Re: Experienced Crew Available

Thanks for your pm's. I'm found a boat. It's a delivery to St. Maarten. If you are in that area of the Caribbean and need a hand back to the US East Coast around Dec. 17, I'll be available.
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