Alan Miner, male, 68

Ref 10206

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Lowell, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 400 ocean miles / 600 coastal miles
My wife and I completed Sailing School in St. Augustine. FL in 1995 as Certified Bareboat Captains. We are both retired - she an Elementary Teacher and I and Electrical Engineer. We love to travel. I especially love to learn languages and am 70% fluent in French and Spanish. We both have years of experience teaching ESL (English as a Second language - Glenda was a public school system ESL instructor for three years after her elementary teaching career. We have been happily married for 47 years. We are non-smokers and non-alcohol drinkers. We are Christians and live by the Golden Rule. We are both interested in helping to crew a sailboat on an extended cruise. We have bareboat chartered many times and places since 1995, and we have been at sea for a week - twice on a 34' Gemini Catamaran. I sailed a 40' monohull from Miami to the Bimini Islands and back with 6 aboard. I am willing to do any job and any watch. I am a good pilot and skilled at setting the sails for an efficient and comfortable sail. I am also gifted at fixing things and problem solving. Glenda is a great cook and loves children and can assist with their education. She also is good at sail handling. We enjoy people and we enjoy life. Our retirement motto is: "Travel with a Purpose".
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French; Spanish;
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Alan’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 400 / Coastal: 600
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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 VHF radiox
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