I'm an easygoing 34 year old guy with some sailing experience both on the Great Lakes
as a teen and more recently around Georgia
. I have my ASA
101 and am working on my 103. I'm looking to get some experience offshore
, add to my coastal sailing time, and learn some of the ins and outs of maintaining and working on sailboats before joining the ranks of liveaboard
So, I'd love to crew for you on any trips or passages, and I'm equally happy to spend time helping with whatever boatwork or maintenance
you may need a hand with as well. I'm reasonably handy, able to follow directions well, and don't mind slogging away at brightwork or the like. I can also steer a course or take a watch as needed. I'm a quick learner, so other than with knots (currently the bane of my existence
, but I do have my bowline and clove hitch down at least!) you'll rarely have to show me something twice.
As for a bit more about me personally, I'm a 34 year old writer/editor and photographer. I've done quite a bit of traveling so I've learned to get along pretty well with most people. I try to get through life with a philosophy of 'live and let live', so unless you're Captain
Bligh's evil stepmother we'll probably get along fine. I worked my way through school
as an EMT in the mountains and an Emergency
Room tech, so I'm able to handle most any medical
issues that may come up on a trip, anything from bites to bruises, sprains to suturing, but I'd really prefer not
to need those skills if we can help it! I'm a non-smoker, am not prone to seasickness, and steer well clear of street pharmacists
and their products. I do have my own weather
gear and PFD/harness.
My long term plan is a boat
cruising, but since I'm not there yet I'm eager to build my skills and learn from the people who know the things I don't. I'm pretty well read when it comes to sailing and cruising, but I know well enough that there's a big difference between well-read and experienced, so I'm hoping to gain more of the latter.
My schedule is generally open and short notice usually isn't a problem. I live in Atlanta, but I'm willing to travel to meet the boat
throughout the southeast (and possibly beyond for the right experience). I also have a current
passport, so international trips are fine as well. If you're looking for someone to crew for you around the southeast for a couple of days, a couple of weeks, or perhaps even longer please keep me in mind.
You can reach me by e-mail at dsdphoto at gmail, dsdphotography on skype, or PM me here and I'll pass on my cell. Thanks in advance!
Fair winds and following seas,