Hi Don. I'm a formally trained chef
with my Canadian Red Seal certification
. I have acquired levels 101 through 105 with the American Sailing Association. I have the STCW '95 (Northeast Maritme Institute, Fair Haven, Mass.), and I wrote and passed the USCG OUVP Captain's license
exams (Seaschool, Panama
City, FL). I also have my open water diving certification
. Despite not having a lot of sea time I know I could be a valuable member
to your team. I would have to re-learn some things, mostly the electronics
, but I'm an ambitious guy, I love to learn and, most importantly, I learn fast. I started taking the ASA
certifications just because I was curious, but it turned into a fascination and a love of the sea.
I'm 46 years old, I live clean, I'm respectful of others, and I love to learn. In fact, what this trip represents to me is an incredible opportunity to learn. I obviously know how to take instruction/orders, and my commitment to sailing, through all of my courses, I believe, makes me an excellent candidate.