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  • Ana-Simone

    • 57, New Zealand and America
    • Australia
    • Checked in 2 days ago

Lifeaholic with 6 offshore passages and references. Enthusiastic, adventurous, grateful, happy, fun crew.

I get it. I am like you. I LOVE the ocean. There is a certain kind of bliss we can only feel when we are near the sea. We love walking barefoot on the sand, letting the waves gently kiss our feet. The warmth on our back when the sun is high up is like fuel to our lungs. And we love our hair messy from the wind and salty from the water. We enjoy life on the blue, the wild open spaces, the bliss of buoyancy, the volatile, soul-powered wind. Sailing makes every sense work. We never feel more alive when we are there. Right there, in the powerful presence of the sea.The ocean sends thrills pulsing through us, it's call irresistible.
Because I get along well with people, work well in a team, remain calm and efficient in challenges and am great company, I am a good choice to help you in your next voyage short or long. I yearn to be on the water appreciating freedom and the beauty that surrounds us. Laughter and life are celebrated with a healthy sense of humour.
Joining a rally boat or other to help sail and cruise is my aim. My intention is to assist as crew doing watch duties, night sailing, sail trimming, share cooking, help with regular cleaning and maintenance and to practice navigation. Circumnavigating the world by sailboat is my aspiration.
Eager I am to keep sailing as crew after sailing last season. I respect and take care of your pride and joy, your nice yacht, and I am respectful of others and am considerate of eachother's space. I enjoy living on the sea full time. My goal is to learn the knowledge and confidence to sail single-handed, knowing all aspects of boat handling, maintenance and care.

Experience: Cruising and six blue water passages, (four on monohull, two on catamaran) total 3800Nm (offshore nautical miles), bluewater hand helm shifts for four days due to auto pilot failure, night watch, Customs arrivals, cultural protocols, familiar with conserving and sharing water supply - (did six weeks onboard without water maker), regular boat cleaning and post-passage clean.

Advanced Sea Survival course & certificate.

My first passage as crew was from Bay of islands NZ to Denerau FJ on a Beneteau Oceanis with a couple. In the deep blue, having already lost our auto pilot, at 0400 with about a three metre swell we lost all power (lights, chart plotter - and all connected devices). I cherish this experience as I now know how I am likely to react in challenging problematic situations. In the darkness I quickly dismissed the initial fear as useless and my instincts clicked in. On helm, I used luffing to keep on course. The skipper chose to tack, then chose to tack back. I agree to always follow the instructions of the skipper without questioning them at the time the instruction is being given, especially in challenging situations. This has the potential to delay a necessary action and possibly jeopardise the safety of vessel and crew.
Most of the time sailing is relaxing and sometimes we must roll with the changes.

Having much to learn, I plan to while cruising, study online for my Skipper's licence, as well as, take culinary classes and learn to play the ukulele.

I am a magnet for beautiful people and experiences. Wonderful things happen.
When near land I enjoy visiting villages, walking the beaches or to an island's high point or I simply appreciate relaxing and taking in the beauty, feeling fortunate to have the peace and freedom to write, take photographs or read a book. I enjoy laughter.

Growing up in Hawaii has taught me to respect and appreciate the ocean, it's power, and the vibrant life it holds. I am very comfortable to swim, bathe, fish, snorkel and have paddled three 80k Molokai channel passages in a 6-man outrigger canoe with in-water crew changes .

I have the availability to voyage for six months or longer and can leave with short notice. My small regular income allows me to contribute. I am interested to volunteer or be paid as crew depending on duties. I have a current New Zealand and American passports and I can fly to meet you for crew changes.

I have a positive outlook and great appreciation and last but not least, I do not snore :)

Contact me to assist you to achieve your dreams. I look forward to hearing from you.
Let’s get sailing!
Thank you for your consideration, Simone
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  • Availability Available now

  • LocationAustralia

  • NationalityNew Zealand and America

  • Age57

  • GenderFemale

  • Fluent languagesEnglish

  • Basic knowledge ofSpanish, French

  • SmokerNo

  • VISAs None

  • Sea miles2,500 - 10,000

  • Required position Deckhand

  • Location preferenceAustralia / Oceania

  • Expected arrangement Professional / Recreational

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  • Jan 2024 RYA Sea Survival Progressing

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  • Bartender
  • Galley Assistant
  • Barista
  • Cooking
  • Windsurfing
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Line handling
  • Watch-keeping
  • Meditation
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