Originally Posted by KStepman
waters first week in May, to arrive in Chesapeake Bay
June, then to NYC
and LI Sound, to arrive CT June 22, in time for SSCA GAM, then North, to arrive Maine in mid-July, and cruise
the islands through late August. A total of 4 months, before turning South to the Caribbean
I am seeking 2-3 volunteer experienced, volunteer crew to share the adventure, along the way. Must be able to stand off-shore night watch.
I am very interested in the trip from Florida to the Chesapeake Bay, if you're still looking for people. While I don't have a "resume," I have outlined my experience below. I do possess both a 50 ton Inland Master's license
, with Sailing and Towing Endorsements, and an Ordinary Seaman (OS) MMD. I have a TWIC card as well.
My father first took me sailing on the Chesapeake Bay, out of Middle River, when I was 6 months old; I have been sailing ever since. When I was 8, I began racing
on both small boats (dinghies), and Keel
Boats. My keel boat racing
experience includes a Cal
33, Express 35, J/22, J/24, J/29, J/30, J/35, J/42, Melges 24, Merit 25, Navy
44, and a Santa Cruz
70. My dinghy
experience includes Lasers, 420s, 470s, JY15s, Thistles, and Optimists. I have done many distance races, including the Round Block Island Race
and Vineyard race
, both in 2008.
I have been cruising my entire life. My cruising experience includes a Pearson
Ariel (similar to a Pearson
Triton, only smaller), a Morgan
35.7, and currently a Bayfield 32. I have sailed offshore many times, including a trip in November 2008 from Annapolis, Maryland
to St. Maarten, in the Caribbean. In June 2010, I sailed from Tortola to Providence, RI, via Bermuda, aboard a Caliber 37. I also skippered a Pearson 36 Cutter
from Annapolis to Bermuda in November 2011.
I began coaching sailing and racing when I was 13- in 2001. I have been teaching junior sailors every summer since then, teaching everything from 8 year old beginners (kids who have never set foot on a boat) to 16 year olds in advanced racing. I have taught at the Baltimore
County Sailing Center for 7 summers (Baltimore County Sailing Center - Home
), and in 2008 taught at the Tred Avon
Yacht Club, in Oxford, Maryland
(tayc.com). I have taught Ideal 18s, Rainbows, 420s, Lasers, Optis, and Hunter
Xcites. Summer of 2011 I taught sailing aboard Lasers, Opti's, and Rainbows at YMCA Camp Letts in Edgewater, where I continued to teach school
groups and private groups canoeing and team building activities through December. I am a Small Boat
Level 1 Sailing
Instructor through US Sailing, and am also a Maryland Certified EMT
I wonder if my qualifications meet your requirements. Should you require more information, I can be reached via email
at this address, or via cell phone
Thanks in advance.
Corey Mitchell, FF/EMT
USCG Master 50 Ton