I have crewed on several deliveries for a total of about 8,000 nm. It’s something I truly enjoy. Here is a list (All found on CF):
Crew (41’ Morgan) 1-2012; The Bahamas
to West Palm Beach, FL 350 nm
Crew (37’ Banjer) 3-2012; The Bahamas
, NC 900 nm
Crew (27’ Catalina) 8-2012; Washington
, DC to Beaufort
, NC via the ICW
Crew (56’ Swan) 12-2012, 5-2013, 6-2014; Stonington, CT - St. Maarten via Bermuda
. Three deliveries 1,800 nm each (5,400 nm total)
Crew (37’ Tayana) 4-2014; Jacksonville
, FL to Portland
, ME via Beaufort, NC 1,100 nm
These trips may be limited in number but rich in experience. I've encountered severe weather
, doldrums, fog
, heavy traffic, entering unfamiliar ports
at night, failed equipment
, dunnage, fouled props, fouled anchors, crab pots, fish
traps, sketchy officials, medical
emergencies, groundings, sea sickness
, many, many dockings and lazy crew mates...all taken in stride and dealt with calmly and effectively (and with a smile).
has morphed from a mere side-interest into a profession. I recently passed my Captain's Licence exam (100 tons) and am enrolled in a random drug testing program. I am CPR certified.
I have the skills and temperament required for long passages. I know my way around a sailboat. I am good at night watches. Great cook. I'm happy to pitch
in when needed - wherever. Respect the chain of command. I'm easy to get along with and I’m not too picky when it comes to creature comforts. I also have no shore commitments so length of trip is usually not a problem. I am financially stable. Don't drink or smoke. I'm 49 and in reasonable shape...for a middle-aged American.
Weakness: Hitches. Can tie a bowlin behind my back with one hand but can't do hitches. IDKW
So, if you need crew, please feel free to contact me. I’m usually available on short notice. I typically ask for airfare to and from the boat
(I'm based in Annapolis
, MD/Washington, DC), all on-board food
and $100/day; although I can, and have, waived all of these for interesting trips.
I am particularly interested in meeting professional delivery
captains for ongoing work
More information is on my sailing resume which is available upon request. Captain
recommendations are also available.
Thank you and fair winds