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  • schoonerman22

    • 69, USA
    • United States
    • Checked in 1 week ago

Multifaceted and highly experienced sailor for Captain, Mate, Deck, or Instructor Position

I am looking for a paid position aboard a sailing vessel in any capacity on deck.

With more than 40 years of experience in both power and sail including two trans-Atlantic crossings aboard sailing vessels up to 156', I am offering my service in any capacity on deck. (I do cook well, but prefer to sail).
I have a Master 5 and MED 3 in Australia, and a 100 ton Master near coastal aux-sail from the US. I am a people person- and find the interaction I have with crew, customers, students, and the general public to be energizing and rewarding.

I have sound knowledge of the operation and maintenance of non-motorized, sail, and power vessels, and have worked as an engineer aboard large sailing and motorized vessels, as well as a rigger of high end racing and cruising yachts. Having successfully held supervisory positions of responsibility and accountability. I feel that I could apply my boat skills to any position very effectively.

I am positive, safe, responsible, and proactive, ready to jump in when the need arises. I do not smoke, or use drugs, and drink only on special occasions, but that doesn't mean I do not know how to have a good time! My hobbies include scuba ( PADI open water), mtn. biking, hiking/camping, skiing, swing ( lindy ) dance, and I also play mandolin.

My preference is for traditional sailing vessels- but I am happy aboard anything that is floating...less so when it is sinking. I am looking for a happy crew on a well found vessel.

Thanks for considering me.

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityUSA

  • Age69

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofFrench, Spanish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles10,000+

  • Required position Captain
    1st Mate

  • Location preferenceNorth America

  • Expected arrangement Professional

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  • Jan 1995 ASA asic Coastal Cruising Progressing

  • Jan 1978 Catamaran Basic License Progressing

  • Jan 2017 Commercial Driver Progressing

  • Jan 1986 CEVNI Progressing

  • Jan 2014 Safety at Sea/Sea Survival Progressing

  • Jan 2013 Short Range VHF / GMDSS Progressing

  • Apr 2016 1st Aid Progressing

  • Apr 1986 USCG 100 Ton Master Progressing

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  • Climbing
  • Canyoning
  • Route planning
  • Helmsmen
  • Navigation
  • Weather planning
  • Radio Operator
  • Fore and aft trimming
  • Musician
  • General building
  • Carpentary
  • Fiberglass Repair
  • Varnishing
  • Provisioning
  • Cooking
  • Swedish
  • Deep Tissue
  • Reflexology
  • Line handling
  • Filing & Fairing
  • Watch-keeping
  • Whipping and splicing
  • Sail repairs
  • Rig maintenance/Set-up
  • Rigging
  • Teaching
  • Tender driving
  • Diesel engine repair
  • Car mechanic
  • Motor Mechanic
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Plumbing and Heating
  • Polishing
  • Cleaning
  • Managerial Skills
  • Scuba diving
  • Meditation
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