Bill Reed, male, 62

Ref 20378

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Detroit, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Family cruising since the 70s in the Chesapeake Bay. 4 coastal and 5 ocean deliveries as crew and navigator. Racing experience in the Great Lakes including 13 Port Huron to Mackinac races and hundreds of local races as Tactician, Navigator, Helmsman, Foredeck, etc. Excellent physical condition, and capable of doing any on-deck tasks. Diesel and electrical system maintenance experience and any boat and rigging related maintenance. I like to cook and bake underway. I like to practice my celestial navigation when offshore, and can provide training. I'm available during the racing off-season from October through May.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
Social Links:

Bill’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3000 / Coastal: 5000
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
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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Lagoon 45 Bonaire/St Maarten 560 Crew 3 None
2022 Leopard 48 Hampton, A/St. Maarten 1720 Crew 5 Salty Dawg
2021 Beneteau 46.1 Newport RI/St. Maarten 1680 Crew 4 NARC
2019 Hanse 531 Hampton, VA/Antigua 1760 Crew 3 Salty Dawg
2008 Catalina 38 Beaufort, NC/St. Marys, MD 300 Crew 3 None
2007 Charleston, SC/Port Canaveral, FL 400 Crew 3 None
2000 Hunter 42 Cape Cod, MA/Miles River, MD 450 Crew 4 None
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