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    • 62, USA (Irish-Scottish-English ancestry)
    • United States
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  • Sail the Inside-Passage - Puget Sound to/from Glacier Bay

    LET'S BEGIN NOW...this cruise is postponed until 2024, but let's sail together and start planning the trip in this 2023 sailing season! Come to Friday Harbor (San Juan Islands,WA) this spring,summer, and/or fall....to visit, cruise, and day-sail. Send me a m...

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  • NationalityUSA (Irish-Scottish-English ancestry)

  • Age62

  • GenderMale

  • 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 January 2023)

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.

2006-2023 Approximately 6000 miles sailing currently owned boat (Nymph) 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).

1997-2002 More than 700 days at sea (24/7) performing scientific data analysis, and some deck work, aboard small marine-survey ships world-wide. 3 jobs were more than 100 days each and crossed oceans.

1997 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.

1996 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). Day-sailing in San Juan Islands. I owned and maintained this boat.

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).

1990 and 1991 Charter 36' Sabre sloop (master) in Chesapeake Bay (two weeks each year).

1989 Two-week charter in Florida Keys aboard 28' cat-ketch

1989 Attended 2-day Cruising World sponsored Safety-at-Sea seminar at the US Naval Academy.

1986 Chartered 28' sloop in San Francisco Bay (1 week)

1985 Two week cruise to Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard aboard 20' sloop. I owned and maintained this boat (same boat as below).

1984 to 1995 Races (~300), cruises (~75), 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.

1978 to 1981 Regular day-sailing aboard 15' Windmill class wood sailboat (similar to a Lightning). I owned and maintained this boat.

1971 to 1981 Regular cruising aboard 34' full-keel, heavy-displacement wood ketch. Mostly coastal, some offshore overnight. Family owned and maintained sailboat.

1967 to 1972 Sailing classes at the Surf City Yacht Club on Barnegat Bay NJ. Optimus Pram racing. Sunfish racing. Lightning racing. Extensive daysailing.

1964 to 1967 Sunfish sailing on Barnegat Bay, NJ.

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  • TypeSailing Yacht

  • Make/modelMcGruer Lorne Class sloop

  • Length30 feet

  • Berth3

  • Language spoke aboardEnglish

  • Boat description Nymph 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 17-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....but not at all a 'push button' cruiser. She has cruised several thousand miles (>6k) in the Salish Sea region. .... More boat details at: http://jackschooley.com/NYMPH/ ... At the bottom of page 1 on Nymph's website, you"ll see my email address. Send me a note now! ...

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