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  • shawn0900

    • 55, USA
    • United States
    • Checked in 3 weeks ago

Experienced bluewater sailor looking for delivery, friendship, and recreational crewing opportunites globally

Currently trying to build sea days/miles towards my USCG captain's license. Looking for sailboat delivery and recreational crewing opportunities. Available to travel globally for extended periods of time. Ultimately I want to run charters once I get my license and after exploring the cruising lifestyle for a while. I'm also in the market for my own bluewater cruising boat and will be looking for crew myself at some point.

Solid experience with navigation, weather prediction, helming, radio communications, radar and marine electronics, sail trim, ground tackle, docking, keeping watch, watch planning, provisioning, MOB, boat safety, first aid, and tender ops. Excellent cook and deep knowledge of sailboat system maintenance and repair.

I come from a professional career in electrical engineering and manufacturing. Making a transition over to doing something that truly makes me happy. Currently selling my house and will be ready to take off soon (December 2019ish).

I'm a non-smoker and would prefer to be with other non-smokers. I drink socially, but know my limits. I'm healthy and reasonably fit. Only addiction is coffee. I also play guitar and love music, although I'm a bit out of practice. Would enjoy crewing with other musicians so I could knock the rust off. I'm hoping to get PADI certified and enjoy most water sports. Also enjoy hiking and exploring. I have been a commercial multi-engine instrument pilot for 25 years although I've switched to sailing as my primary passion and have not flown for a few years.

I'm very down to earth and laid back and easy to get along with. I am an environmentalist, conservationist, and humanitarian and slowly leaning towards becoming a pescatarian or vegetarian, although I still eat meat and will prepare and eat pretty much anything as part of a crew.

I am open to meeting a lifelong sailing partner, but by no means is this a requirement for crewing. Nature will work its magic with the right woman if and when it's meant to be.

I don't normally state things like this, but I feel that I must under the current political climate in the USA. I am not a fan of Donald Trump and his cohorts or climate deniers. I am happy to allow people their own opinions, but I have no interest in working for, or crewing with Trump supporter(s) or climate deniers. If this offends you, sorry, but I'm not right for your crew.

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About me

  • Availability 1st December 2019

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityUSA

  • Age55

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofSpanish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles2,500 - 10,000

  • Required position Competent Crew
    Mile building

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Dec 2015 USS Basic Keelboat Complete

  • Aug 2016 USS Bareboat Cruising Complete

  • Aug 2017 USS Coastal Passage Making Complete

  • Nov 2017 USS Offshore Passage Making Complete

  • Oct 2016 1st Aid Complete

  • Oct 2016 CPR Complete

  • Sep 2017 Spinnaker Handling Course Complete

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  • Provisioning
  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Photo editing
  • Software development
  • Video editing
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Watch-keeping
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Rigging
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Small Aircraft Pilot
  • Blogger/Writer
  • Cinematography
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Teaching
  • Musician
  • Tender driving
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Car mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Carpentary
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • General building
  • Varnishing
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
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