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  • Vamonos

    • 64, Canadian
    • Spain
    • Checked in 2 days ago

Captain/Engineer/First Mate

*** Update for August 2020: Currently in Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Spent last two months here and completed commercial certification for Yachtmaster 200 Ton Offshore for both Sail & Power. If time permits will complete Ocean certification as well subject to course availability and timing. Looking for captain position, can remain in Med or go to Caribbean. ***

Youthful 63 year old Canadian, healthy and fit, skilled and hard-working. Recently wound up 30 year professional consulting career and now converting a 20 year sailing passion in to professional full time employment in yachting industry. Never married, no children and no land-anchors, simply in pursuit of my passion for the sea and adventure. Have logged nearly 30,000 miles over last 10 years, approximately 80% under sail and 20% on motor yachts.

Possess superior sailing skills in all weather conditions. Especially enjoy long blue water passages. Excellent navigator and weather router. Have completed two Atlantic crossings (west to east), Carib to South Pacific via Panama, plus numerous deliveries in Caribbean, US east coast and west coast US-Canada to Alaska. Especially good at maneuvering large yachts in close quarters and take great pride in executing tight docking maneuvers in difficult wind and current conditions.

Skilled mechanic/engineer. Can easily follow a routine maintenance program (or create a program if one not already established). When problems occur underway, can quickly troubleshoot source and efficiently resolve most issues with ease. Have depth of experience with mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, navigation and communication systems.

Currently hold numerous marine and diving certifications. Recently completed RYA Yachtmaster Theory and became commercially certified for Yachtmaster 200T Offshore for Sail and Power. If time permits will also complete requirements for Ocean-Unlimited certification.

I am an enthusiastic leader, responsible, fun and easy to be around, a team player, non-smoker, light social drinker and no drugs or tattoos. Looking for a great boat and owner for whom I will work passionately. As the saying goes ... "Do what you love and never work a day in your life!" Sailing and yacht maintenance is my passion.

May consider short term delivery or charter work, but preference is for quality long term position or relief position on a busy well found yacht.

Thank you for considering me as a candidate for employment. For more information I can be available to talk personally via telephone, Skype, WhatsApp or email.

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationSpain

  • NationalityCanadian

  • Age64

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain
    1st Mate
    Captain/Engineer
    Delivery Crew

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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Qualifications

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  • Feb 2008 VHF Radio Telephony Complete

  • Sep 2020 ENG1 cert. Complete

  • Sep 2020 RYA Yachtmaster Complete

  • Oct 2014 PADI - Rescue Diver (emergency first response) Complete

  • Aug 2019 PADI - Divemaster Progressing

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Skills

  • Cooking
  • Microsoft office
  • Route planning
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Rigging
  • Radio Operator
  • Weather planning
  • Navigation
  • Helmsmen
  • Crane Operation
  • Tender driving
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Welder
  • General building
  • Varnishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • IT Literate
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Polishing
  • Provisioning
  • Waterskiing
  • Fishing
  • Whipping and splicing
  • Sail repairs
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Galley Assistant
  • Photography
  • Marine First Aid
  • Teaching
  • Car mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Carpentary
  • Photo editing
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Canyoning
  • Climbing
  • Drone pilot
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Q: What’s your favourite boating experience? Atlantic Crossing - St Maarten to Barcelona onboard Oyster 56. Love blue water sailing best!!!

Q: What’s your worst boating experience? Dismasted 800 miles east of Bahamas aboard 68' New Horizon Ketch. In a night time squall, bow stem let go, headsail flew over mast like a kite and pulled both poles back down towards stern. Flattened dodger and fortunate there were no serious injuries. Invaluable lessons learned on how to manage catastrophic failures. Lessons also learned about sailing rigs, problem areas and what to look for to prevent such failures. I am a wiser sailor because of this - knock on wood I never experience such an accident again.

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