Don McInnes, male, 72

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Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Vancouver, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 6000 ocean miles / 4000 coastal miles
70 year old Male, lifelong sailor. Royal Vancouver Yacht Club member for 36 years. Non smoker/ no drugs. Currently working professionally on the water as Licensed BC Coast Marine Ship Pilot. Looking for ocean sailing adventure again. As a teen sailed OK dinghy. In my 20's, have sailed Pacific Ocean as crew, on 40 to 60.foot .sailboats including passages from Costa Rica, Marquesas Tuamotus, Tahiti, Cooks, and New Zealand . Sailed as Navigator for an Auckland Suva race. Also as Navigator for an Auckland , Tonga, Samoa passages. More currently Cruising BC Coast and racing One designs out of Royal Van Yacht Club and continue to work professionally as BC Coast Marine Pilot. Hold Chief mate unlimited certificate and Master near coastal. Wish to sail some warmer rally's or passages ARC 2023 or similar, and prepared to fly on short notice.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
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Languages: English;
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Don’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 6000 / Coastal: 4000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Crew
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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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Licence as Pilot Pacific Pilotage Authority Canada 2006
ON 1 Transport Canada 1993
Watch Keeping Mate Transport Canada 1981
Radio Licence Canada 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
1977 Chris Robertson 40 Auckland/Suva 1100 Watch-leader 6 Race
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