Seeking Cruising Partner
Position (1st): Recreational Crew
Position (2nd): Friendship/Relationship
Location: United States
Last logged in: 1 minutes ago
Hello out there ~
It has been a PASSIONATE dream of mine for quite a while to find a (sane, kind) sailor and join him on his sailboat for the adventure of cruising! I am a novice, so I need an experienced Skipper who would enjoy training me in the style which suits him and his yacht. Under his guidance, I hope to eventually become an excellent sailor. I desire a Single Skipper who wants a First Mate/Cook/Masseuse/Romantic Partner to share everything this unique lifestyle has to offer. I grew up lake sailing in the Northeast of the US, primarily as a camp counselor in Vermont. During my Jr. year of college in Spain, I lived and sailed on a wooden sailboat (25 ft.) around the Mediterranean for a month with 3 other people. I got a taste of being part of an international sailing community and had some amazing (and even scary) experiences. Since then I have gone out here and there (on larger yachts 40-50 ft.), and I now want sailing to become the main focus in my life. Oh, and I don't mind "grunt work", having volunteered at the South Street Seaport in NYC for winter maintenance on their antique schooners & for "Friendship" ~ a tallship based in Salem, MA. I've had a very "off the beaten path" kind of life so far and look forward to the new adventures awaiting me! I'm a good student, playful, intelligent/educated, humorous, creative, affectionate and very capable. I speak my mind, follow my heart and am always trying to find ways to make life more expansive, fulfilling and FUN! I'm curvy & fit, a bit of Bohemian (raised as an artsy child of the 60's & 70's) and a bit of a tomboy too. I'm very social (but appreciate "quiet time"), a creative cook (enjoy drinking wine and the occasional cocktail), speak Spanish, some French/Italian, have a wicked sense of humor, LOVE nature & animals, foreign languages & cultures, all sorts of music & art, swimming & snorkeling, comedy (raised on Monty Python), contemplating the awe-inspiring mysteries of the universe and just gazing out at the ocean which has a magical effect on me. The through-line in my life has been living and working as an ESL Teacher in The US, Spain, South Korea, Jordan, Italy, Argentina and Russia. I have also spent a lot of time in Alaska ~ a place which has forever changed my life. My professional background includes sales/marketing, film/theater production, artist's representation and adventure travel. If you have a charter service or would like to start one, I'd love to assist you with that. I hope to connect with the right Skipper very soon and to finally embark on my greatest adventure yet!