I am in LA and looking for a boat
to hop onto. I'd prefer to sail to Hawaii
but I am up for just about anywhere.
about my sailing experience:
I started sailing about three years ago whne I was vagabonding in Key West
and walked onto a tallship there (Appledore II) where I made friends with the captain
and some crew, which led me to go day sailing
a number of times over the following few days. Long story short, that led me to a sort of sailing chain of events
. I ended up volunteering/working on the tallships Hawaiian Chieftain (northern California), Appledore II (Maine), Grace Bailey (Maine) and Hindu (Delivery VA to Key West). Between and after that, I have worked two summers on a 44' Fountaine Pajot
doing the Great Loop (including crossing the Gulf) and a small handful of smaller monohauls around Florida
, over the Stream three times, through the Bahamas
and finally to the DR.
In the DR, a little over a year ago, I fell off a dingy and the prop hit my foot. Lucky to be alive and happy to be able to walk with no real issues.
After a long recovery and also taking care of my mom while she healed from an injury, I am really REALLY ready to be back on the water
I don't get sea sick, I really enjoy cooking
and I'm ready to get my sea legs back and continuing this ever challenging learning
experience that is so rewarding.
I am also a photographer and wanna-be writer. I'm 29. Before sailing I was a traveling art model (yes that means nude, no I am not a nudist). I fancy myself a pescetarian though sometimes I cheat. I have blue/teal/purple/green dreadlocks. I like to find alone time as much as I can, as I value the time to think. This is part of what I love about sailing, is watching the ocean. I love a good book more than seaweed chips and I love those an awful lot. I really want to learn desiel mechanics and electrical
. I'm a pretty good cook and can be down below in a hot galley
in rolling seas in order to make sure we have something good in our bellies. I sleep really well under sail. I sometimes have a brain to mouth filtration problem. I like children
more than most people. I smoke cigarettes. Hopefully not forever. I like to make stuff. And I like wine.
What I'm looking for:
I would prefer to sail with another woman onboard, although I know women are a commodity in sailing so I'm not holding my breath on that one. I am looking for a boat
that is willing to pay me in food
. A captain
who is willing to give me space when I need it, and one who can communicate without getting angry. While I have my eyes set on Hawaii
, I really just want to go sailing.
I guess that about sums it up.