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  • SocalBen

    • 57, United States
    • United States
    • Checked in 5 hours ago

Experienced sailor, vaccinated, ready for the next adventure

Hey folks, I'm Ben and I have been sailing for five years. I'm dedicated, have all my ASA certifications (for what that's worth!) and it seems that sailing agrees with me, whether heading out for a daysail or a longer trip offshore. I did the airplane flying thing for many years but never thought of learning to sail back in the day, which is strange since I live in Los Angeles right near all the marina and boats. Go figure, huh? I worked in the Entertainment industry most of my career (I created the screenwriting software everyone uses) and these days I work some, play some, so I have some time to hit the water in search of both experience and adventure.

I am quite competent on most aspects of sailing that I have gotten out of charter sails in the Los Angeles area. I also have other critical sailing skills down pat, though, such as mixing up a dry rub for a steak dinner or knowing where the cold beer is once we're docked! Dare I say Rum drinks?

Note that just before the pandemic (Feb-March 2020) crewed a passage from the Bahamas to the US Virgin Islands (700NM - 4 days) on a 58 foot catamaran, then crewed locally for a week on a 50 foot Cat around St. Thomas, so I have gotten my first real ocean passage out of the way with experienced Captains. What with the lockdowns everywhere at the moment, not sure who is moving their boat from one place to another, but maybe that will change as things slowly open back up.

If I might be a fit, shoot me a message and we can chat about sailing plans and crewing needs and all that. As I said earlier, my schedule is flexible, even for those who might need crew on fairly short notice.

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  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityUnited States

  • Age57

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles500 - 2,500

  • Required position Competent Crew
    Mile building
    Delivery Crew

  • Location preferenceNorth America

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Jan 2017 ASA Basic Keelboat Complete

  • Jan 2020 ASA Cruising Catamaran Complete

  • Mar 2017 ASA asic Coastal Cruising Complete

  • Feb 2018 ASA Bareboat Chartering (Intermediate Coastal Cruising) Complete

  • Jan 2007 PADI - Open Water Complete

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