I have crewed on many deliveries for a total of about 17,000 nm; from Trinidad to Portland Maine
and points in-between (Bahamas x 4, Bermuda
x 3, Puerto Rico
, St. Maarten x 3, Beaufort
NC x 2, Key West
, Marathon, NYC
, Gulf Stream
x 6, ICW
, Chesapeake Bay
, Long Island Sound
RI plus many others). Itís something I truly enjoy.
If you need crew, please feel free to contact me. Iím usually available on short notice.
I typically ask for airfare to and from your boat
(I live in Washington
, DC), all on-board food
plus $100/day; although I can (and have) waive(d) all of these for particularly interesting trips. On that note, I will waive my daily fee for a cross Atlantic passage
I have the skills and temperament required for long trips. I am skilled at night watches (twice avoided disaster by (1) spotting dunnage and (2) checking gauges). Good cook. I'm happy to pitch
in when needed. I'm easy to get along with and Iím not too picky when it comes to amenities. I have no shore commitments so length of trip is usually not a problem. I am financially comfortable. Don't drink to excess or smoke. Never did drugs...except for that one time (but I didn't inhale!)
I hold a USCG 50 Ton Captain's licence w/ Sail Endorsement. Your insurance
company will be happy. None-the-less, I'm not interested in being Master. I hold dual citizenship (US and Trinidad (i.e. I'm a Commonwealth Citizen)). Excellent colour vision. No significant health
issues. Masters level education. Former Architect and Patent Examiner. Early retiree (at 44) now living la dolce vita...smelling roses...kicking cans...looking up.
Your vessel must be seaworthy
and have up-to-date safety equipment
that is appropriate to the passage
. I will (and have) refuse(d) to crew on boats that, IMO, are not sufficiently safe. In that case I pay my own way back.
Please tell me about yourself, your experience, other crew and of course the boat
and it's destination
I am particularly interested in regular runs. That is, owners and captains who move boats seasonally.
More information is on my sailing resume which is available upon request. Recommendations from former captains and owners are also available.
Thank you for your consideration and fair winds.