LET'S BEGIN NOW ! but this cruise is postponed until 2022 due to COVID. Let's start communicating and planning NOW. ------------------------------------------------------------------- I am seeking able crew* to sail from Friday Harbor, WA to/from Glacier...
NationalityUSA (Irish-Scottish-English ancestry)
Fluent languages English
Basic knowledge of Spanish
Qualifications 1st Aid
Safety at Sea/Sea Survival
USS Celestial Navigation
Sea Miles 10,000+
Sailing Resume for Jack (as of 12 May 2019)
1964 to 1967 Sailing on Barnegat Bay, NJ.
1967 to 1972 Sailing classes at the Surf City Yacht Club on Barnegat Bay NJ. Optimus Pram racing. Sunfish racing. Lightning racing. Extensive daysailing.
1971 to 1983 Regular cruising aboard 34' full-keel, heavy displacement wood ketch. Mostly coastal, some offshore overnight. Family owned and maintained sailboat.
1978 to 1981 Regular daysailing aboard 15' Windmill class wood sailboat (similar to a Lightning). I owned and maintained this boat.
1984 to 1995 Races (~250), cruises (~35), and daysailing in Rhodes-designed 20' sloop. One to two-week cruises were in New England, New Jersey, Florida Keys, Texas, Idaho, and WA (Puget Sound). I owned and maintained this boat.
1985 Two week cruise to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard aboard 20' sloop. I owned and maintained this boat (same boat as above).
1986 Chartered 28' sloop in San Francisco Bay (3 days)
1989 Attended 2-day Cruising World sponsored Safety-at-Sea seminar at the US Naval Academy.
1989 One week charter in Florida Keys aboard 28' cat-ketch
1990 and 1991 Charter 36' Sabre sloop (master) in Chesapeake Bay (two weeks each year).
1993 Completed full semester (36 classes) of US Navy Navigation class taught by the chief navigator aboard the aircraft carrier 'USS Nimitz'. Class covered every aspect of piloting and navigation (including celestial). I was #1 in the class among 28 cadets (I attended as a civilian).
1997 Forty-two day single-handed voyage from near Skagway, AK to Port Townsend, WA via Glacier Bay and the Inside Passage, aboard an 18' canoe-yawl (William Garden 'Eel' design). Daysailing in San Juan Islands. I owned and maintained this boat.
1998 Completed three classes offered by the North Pacific Fishing Vessel Owner's Association (NPFVOA) safety program in Seattle. Classes were in survival at sea, deck operations, and first aid. Hands on training in and on the water.
1998-2005 More than 700 days at sea (24/7) performing scientific data analysis, and some deck work, aboard marine survey ships world-wide. 3 jobs were more than 100 days each and crossed oceans.
2006-2020 Appromately 7000 miles sailing currently owned boat (Nymph of Lorne) in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, Gulf Islands, and San Juan Islands (an area otherwise known as the Salish Sea).
I am a detail-oriented and safety-conscious person, and I pilot and navigate carefully. I have sailed in challenging situations in a broad range of sailboats, and have never incurred any damage to the boats or injuries to myself or my crew.
Make/modelMcGruer Lorne Class sloop
Language spoke aboardEnglish
Boat descriptionNymph was built in Scotland in 1963 by McGruer Yacht Builders. She came to the Puget Sound region on her own bottom in 1980, via the Atlantic, the Canal and Hawaii. After a 15-year project to refit and restore her, Nymph is now in excellent condition both aesthetically and structurally. She is strong, beautiful, and able. Nymph is a traditionally built wood boat, that feels good to voyage in. Nymph is completely equipped for comfortable and safe sailing and has cruised several thousand miles (>5k) in the Salish Sea region. . More boat details at: http://jackschooley.com/NYMPH/ .
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