Im currently on break from school
and have from March through July (3-4mo) to join on any sailing vessels needing an extra hand for watch, cooking
, or anythng else that I can help with. I have funds and can help with fuel
, and travel expenses as well. I've been lurking on here for some time and have been telling myself that I would jump at an oportunity for sailing offshore
if I ever had the chance...I belive that's now.
I'm a 30yo male living and going to school
in Housotn TX. I grew up in Texas
but have traveled abroad in Europe
, and South America
. I love to travel but have yet to do any extended sailing. I'm pretty clever and handy. I'm also very eager to learn and carry my weight however that might be.
I graduated HS in 2003 and Joined the Marines in which I completed 3 Iraq tours as a Huey Door Gunner (UH-1N). I went to college in Philladelphia at the University of Pennsylvania (go Quackers!) and started Medica School at UT-Houston School of Medicin (now McGregor SOM) back here in Houston
. Currently I'm between my 3rd and 4rth year of medical
school. Boards are done, core
rotations are done and now I have some free time on my hands before finishing up next year. I'ts still a long road ahead and I wont have much time to do anything like this in the next 5-7 years. I'm hoping to have the oportunity to fulfill a long-time goal of mine; water
sailing as crew in some unique and interesting places among great people and hopefully new friends.
I love to scuba
dive, spearfish, golf, and reading/audiobooks. I've always been close to the water and have owned several boats- powered and sail.
My only real claim to sailing has been on 2 occasions. 1) I rebuilt a J24 in Highschool and sailed it from Houston Texas
with a girlfriend the summer after I graduated. 2) Rented a Lagoon
38 with some friends (and a different girlfriend) for a 7-Day trip in the bahamas
....Other than that, that's all I got. I'm very responsible though and am up for any tasking. Night watch would be no problem for me nor getting up early for any chores on deck
I'm a very open minded person. I've no religious affiliation nor do I think poorly of anyone who has them - in fact I welcome the insight and love to learn about new cultures and people. I'm always laughing and it's actually pretty hard to get my spirits down. I'm very energetic and eager to help others. I do drink but don't smoke...unless I drink to much that is (which i typicall regret on both accounts). I'm a pretty smart guy and believe I have a pretty good since of humor
- albeit relativly corny at times.
I play a few instruments (piano, guitar etc). Cant sing or dance worth a flip but have been known to embarrass myself on occasuion by doing so (see drinking above). I'm very mechanically inclined and do most of my own auto maintenence. Im pretty savvy with smaller marine
engines and electrical
systems as well. I like to build things (barns, garages, furniture, etc). And for what its worth, I know a thing or two when it comes to medicine - First Aid, suturing, CPR, minor proceedures if needed...as well as some pretty sound but basic medical
knowlege should someone become ill or need medical attention. Perhaps my main skill is adaptability. I'm pretty flexible with most situations good and bad - to include most poeple of all personalities. Im pretty easy going and usually keep to the perspective, "Well, i could be in Iraq"...so yeah not the most qualified in some ways but I really do think I could manage.
Im an aspiring physician. One year left before I start residnency - likely in general surgery. I'm also an aspiring sailor. I've been "baot shopping" since I had access to the internet
and indeed have every intent on one day owning my own vesel with hopes of sailing around the world for years at a time. I follow several video and online blogs from those that are already doing it (SV Delos perhaps my favorite). With this trip I hope to gain the experience and insight necessary to gain a realistic perspectiv on what that kind of trip might actually entail.
Im pretty strong and athletic still. Weigh about 200lb and stand 6ft 1in. I work
out fairly regularly and play sports: golf, basketball, and flag football mostly.
I've some money
saved and am willing to get myself to and from any boat
on the planet if the trip fits my schedule. I'd also be willing to help with food
, provisions, and fun should the need arise. Bartering for my work
on the boat
is also fine.
Anyway thanks for reading (if you made it this far). Hopefully there's someone out there looking for an extra hand and some good company for an extended passage
over the summer. I'm not sure how else to go about this so advice is also welcome.