- About Steady Hand
- Vessel Make/ model
- OPB = Available as Crew in 2018
- Vessel Name
- "Steadfast" not "Steadslow" ;)
- Crewing All of 2018 Available Globally
- Artist (Painter) + Photographer + Consultant
- Sailing, Art (Painting), Photography, Hiking, Traveling, Languages, etc.
- Howdy! My name is Steadman Uhlich. I have blue water in my veins and stars in my eyes.
Curiosity + Knowledge + Experience = Point of View + Humility + Humor
Despite 40+ years of studying boats, varied experiences sailing, and 4,600 miles of blue water under my keel, I claim no expertise in sailing here on this forum and humbly come with open mind and wide ranging curiosity, ready to learn and to enjoy a gam. I am open to learning from anyone, be they old salts or those who have less experience or years or miles.
I consider myself a "cruiser" at heart, as I more enjoy seeing things and places, rather than racing. I also admire classic and traditional boats (e.g. gaff rigged, wood) and contemporary boats and would enjoy sailing on any boat of any size or age.
I am not a hard-core racer, but I have sailed or raced on dinghies and small boats like a Thistle, Prindle 18 Cat, Cal 20, a classic wood Folk Boat, J-24s and J-29s, Hobie 33, J-35, and voyaged on larger boats like Beneteaus, Jeanneau 42, J-42, Swan 48, and others. As part of a competitive race crew I sailed on San Francisco Bay while changing headsails in 20+ knots winds on the cold and wet pitching foredeck of a J-35 in many races. I was a crew on an offshore race to the Farallons on a Santa Cruz 50 ULDB "sled" at 20+ knots (boat speed!) and got time steering a Farr 40 race boat on a fast run during an overnight race in high seas off the California coast. I have experienced both a true strong gale and flat calm while on a 30 day passage from Hawaii to San Francisco on a 37 foot sloop (I was the navigator and no GPS was used). In 2017 I sailed offshore from Norfolk VA to Halifax Nova Scotia, then to Newfoundland, where I cruised the coast for a total of 30 days and 1,600 nm, sailing in dense fog, and close to icebergs in cold 42 degree water.
Need experienced crew on a passage or cruise or delivery? I am an experienced and responsible watch-stander, certified in ASA courses (ASA 101, 103, 104, 105), am a very good cook, know something about navigation, I am a professional artist photographer, and am considered a cheerful guest or shipmate, trustworthy and honest, a good conversationalist, a very positive person, and I am always happy to help or lend a hand. There are many verbatim testimonial comments about my character, personality, trustworthiness, and my skills found online on my studio website SteadmanUhlich(dot)com. Here is a link to my detailed online Sailing Credentials (draft) page:
While I am living singlehanded now, I still hope to find my mate in a merry mermaid, with whom I hope to sail the big blue, making our home one that goes with the wind and wave, and always with a course set by our free spirits.
Art and sailing are two of my passions. You can see proof of my passion and art by Google "Steadman Uhlich Marine Paintings" to see a small sample. Or send me a CF Friend Request.
- Ahoy All Sailors! Need experienced crew for a passage or delivery in Atlantic, Pacific, Caribbean, Med, PNW, ICW, coastal or across an ocean anytime in 2018? I am available on 24hr notice. See my CF Profile "About Me" page for details. Happy to lend a hand!