Dal Bryant, male, 71

Ref 9225

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Nanaimo, Canada
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; South East Asia & East Asia; South Pacific Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 7500 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Completed the ARC 2015 (race division) as crew and watch leader all the way from the UK to St. Lucia - LOVED it. I am an avid sailor on the west coast of Canada since childhood. Racing was a passion until family life showed me the joys of cruising. I purchased a Hunter 450 and some of the fondest memories of my 3 kids include growing up cruising the outstanding waters around Vancouver Island. I now look forward to some serious blue water cruising and a circumnavigation. Sailed 2 seasons in New Zealand's north Island and crossed the Tasman Sea to New Caledonia. Recently did a yacht delivery from San Francisco to Vancouver. Canadian Yachting Associating Advanced Coastal Cruising Certified. Recently, Bluewater Cruising Association Watch Commander - Education. I am renewing my Transport Canada Marine Advanced First Aid.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English;
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Dal’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 7500 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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 VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2018 Catalina 43 San Francisco/Vancouver 1500 Watch-leader 4
2018 Beneteau 57.5 New Zealand/New Caledonia 1200 Watch-leader 3
2015 60 foot monohull Gran Canaria/St. Lucia 3500 Watch-leader 10 ARC
2015 60 foot Monohull Southampton/Gran Canaria 1500 Watch-leader 6 independent
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