Horst Merkle, male, 66

Ref 12741

Nationality: Germany
Currently based in: Indianapolis, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; South America;
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 1200 coastal miles
I am physically fit - fitness instructor. Repair most mechanical issues myself, even though not experienced in marine mech. I can cook, not afraid of hard labour, know my way around computers, but not an expert, completed ASA through 108, sailied on Alaska Eagle alias Flyer, regular charterer, I'm social, respectful, educated and fit in a new crew easily (proven many times).
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; German;
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Horst’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 1200
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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Sailing Skills Experienced
I have done this many times and am confident to help others less experienced. I am happy doing this day
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
I have not done this before
Steer a compass course x
Keep lookout/watch-keeping x
Trimming sails – mainsail and foresail/jib x
Reefing x
Working the foredeck – setting sails including spinnakers and cruising chutes x
Navigating with GPS and paper charts at sea x
Anchoring and handling anchors x
Cooking at sea x
Using dinghies with outboard motors x
Heaving-to and other heavy weather tactics x

Other nautical or cruising skills

Using a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Offshore 108ASAAdvanced2010

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
November 2011 S&S 65 Alaska Eagle, Flyer Brazil/Antigua and Barbuda 4200 Crew 9
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