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    • 26, US
    • United States
    • Checked in 7 months ago

100 Ton Master w/ Sail looking for professional or casual crewing opportunities.

My name is Connor and I am a sailor in my mid 20s. I hold a 100 Ton Master Inland Liscense with sail and tow endorsements.  I have 11 years overall sailing anything from racing dinghies to ocean cruisers to schooners. Professionally, I held sailing instructor positions for several years in Washington State, was a deckhand in Virginia, and have been part of delivery crews throughout the Caribbean and Central America. I am also a commercially certified pilot, wildland firefighter, avid outdoorsman and traveler.

I have a relaxed personality and I get along with everybody of all age groups and backgrounds. I respect others' opinions and beliefs and I have interpersonal skills practiced through teaching kids, maintaining relationships with their parents, managing staff, entertaining and working around passengers, and deescalating and resolving issues.

I am not looking strictly for a captain gig and am open to recreational trips/passages on boats of all sizes anywhere in the world.

I will provide you with professional and character references and a full sailing resume on request.  I am happy to call or video chat on whatsapp. My number is +1 253 861 8195 or email me at connor.hoeksema@gmail.com

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About me

  • Availability Available now

  • LocationUnited States

  • NationalityUS

  • Age26

  • GenderMale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofSpanish

  • SmokerNo

  • Visible tattoosNo

  • VISAs B1 / B2 visa (or American citizenship)

  • Sea miles2,500 - 10,000

  • Required position Delivery Crew
    Racing crew
    Competent Crew

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Nov 2021 USCG 100 Ton Master Complete

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Excellent Sailor


Reliable, hard working, and a very competent sailor. These are a few words that come to mind to describe working with Mr. Hoeksema. A young man with quality experience, any Skipper or owner would find themselves lucky and gracious to have Connor aboard their vessel. We’ve sailed over 1500 nm together on charters and deliveries and he’s always willing to take the dirty job, whip up a quick meal when no one else can, and keeps a cold clean head when faced with a challenge. Totally trustworthy on watch. Not to mention he’s a hell of a helmsman, and his demeanor under pressure is both thrilling and reassuring, which speaks to his experience as a sailor and a pilot. I personally witnessed him sail into a slippery inlet and onto dock with 30kts of wind, cross current, with breakers and rip rap on either side. He’s pretty fun to hang with also, especially if you enjoy a bit of marlinspike. He’s going places and you’d be lucky to hire him.

21st Nov 2023

excellent crew!


I sailed with Conner on a shake down cruise to prep a boat to go to Panama out of Miami. Conner is easy going, highly competent and has a lot of integrity. His skills are very impressive for his age and he would make an excellent addition to anyone's crew! You won't go wrong having Connor on your team!

22nd Mar 2021

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