For about 1st week of April 2018. San Andres to Caymans to Isla Mujeres to Florida/Texas. Route
that is planned may change according to situation and is tentative.
Dates listed are a little flexible as to when I get crew. I expect the trip to take from 2 to 3 weeks.
If you are Canadian or American then you should have no problem going into those countries without a visa. If you hold other passport then it is up to you to get the proper visas needed.
Need crew, one/two persons. So that would mean, taking turns on watch, doing general upkeep and cleaning
if things break, and enjoying the ride. I'm on a 32' sailboat, Lloyd's certified with lots of safety equipment
. I am using Chris Parker, meteorologist to guide me with weather
, routing and advice
. He is the guru of guiding boats in the Caribbean
and is well respected by boaters for his advice
If you have sailing knowledge then so much the better.
XXX However it is important to me as to your character that you have. I would therefore need A RESUME, and at least 2 REFERENCES
#s of people who know you in general. They must be verifiable as to their phone
#s, could be past employer(s), professional, such as accountant, prof., doctor, person of clergy, any religion including Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, etc...I dont want friends or family
XXX If you cant give me references
then please do NOT contact me.
So if interested you would have to give me the info as soon as possible.
If you are interested, please let me know if you wish further detail.
Hoping to hear from you.
My Sailing resume- sailing for 46 years from an 8' Sabot to 38' C&C
Landfall. Owned about 20 different keel
boats of several makes, raced some (1st. in the club for the year once- laser), sold
them. Sailed the New York
from St. Clair Lake, Michigan to NYC
, to Havana, Cuba
, to Marathon, Fl., from Hopetown, Bahamas
, Fl.,crossed Lake Ontario
four times, and Erie and the San Juans/Puget Sound/Vancouver Island many times. Miami
back to Panama
. Some of this is single
Expenses- I don't expect it to cost a lot. Doing lots of motoring because of contrary winds for 1st part of journey. Before we leave, we visit a grocery store and stock up on food
Passport acceptable for countries going through, valid of at least 7 or 8 months.
Boat- Westerly 32, Fulmar sailboat, fin keel
, good reputation English boat
. As for heavy weather
, I can assure you that the boat
can take it. I don't expect heavy, however, if it happens, we go to a 3rd reef asap, lash the tiller to port or starboard, and wait out the storm. My boat heaves to beautifully.
Installed a new Simrad
Nav. System with radar
including a depth sounder
-new chart plotter-familiarising myself.
If it says new below, then it is new within the last 2 years.
-New auto pilot.
or tower to support 2 solar panels
-New wind generator
with special quiet blades
-New Ritchie bulkhead compass
-New Rocna anchor
-New Dutchman system for lowering sails
-5 gel batteries
bank, one for motor
, 4 for house.
-new Condor Fish
Finder, Depth Sounder
2 liferafts for 6 persons (not re-certified)
New inflatable tender
VHS with GPS
receiving only, handheld.
Overall Sailing Matters:
No alcohol while boat is moving at sea.
No smoking in boat- outside okay away from the wind
You will be required to sign a waiver.
I am the captain
If you have more knowledge than me in a certain area, then I may defer to you in certain areas only.
Crew position- Amateur, volunteer, unpaid,
Expenses to/from vessel Paid by crew
Expenses- onboard Contribution on a shared basis including fuel
Make/model Westerly Fulmar
Sailing from Colombia , San Andres to United States , Florida
probably in the keys and maybe to Texas
Language spoken aboard English
Age 77 Male
Fluent languages English French
Basic knowledge of Spanish
Qualifications CYA Basic Cruising
CYA Coastal Navigation
Sea Miles 2,500 - 10,000