Bill Seitz, male, 77

Ref 11665

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Sarasota FL, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Currently looking for Transatlantic or other long-range passages. I am a competent experienced owner/captain, watch leader and crewmate. I am in excellent health and fitness and able to perform any physical tasks on a sailboat. I have no restrictions on time, health or voyage. Most of my passages have been repeat 1600+ nm with the same owners/boats in the North Sea, Baltic, Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean over many years: ARC, Salty Dawg and independent passages. I am affable, cautiously relaxed, open minded, handy and knowledgeable of all mechanical, rigging and electrical systems on sailboats: have personally rebuilt deck cores, network backbones, engines and rigging. I have no eating restrictions but prefer fish and vegetable diets. No health issues or medications. Light alcohol drinker when docked. I have a permanent residence permit for Sweden and the EU. Educated in Mechanical Engineering and owned my own business in the field control networks (i.e NMEA 2000). A complete sailing resume with experience, credentials and references is available upon request.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Anything. Prefer fish and vegetables.
Languages: English; beginner Swedish, German
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Bill’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20000 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
VHF/SRC Swedish Sailing Authority 2021
First Aid American Heart Association 2016
Navigating in the Mediterranean License American Sailing Association 2016
USCG Captain (expired) United States Coast Guard 2016
Surviival at Sea ISAF 2016
Basic Sailing Courses; bareboat, coastal navigation, coastal cruising American Sailing Association 2013

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Hylas 49 St. Augustine FL USA/Gloucester Point, VA 600 Watch-leader 0 Independent
2022 Outbound 47 Norfolk, VA /Antigua 1600 Watch-leader 4 Salty Dawg Sailing
2022 Outbound 471100 Tampa/Norfolk, VA 1100 Watch-leader 3 Independent
2022 Morris 47 Antigua /Newport 1700 Watch-leader 3 Independent
2021 Catalina 34 Baltic Sea/Baltic Sea 500 Captain 3 None
2020 Hylas 70 Chesapeake Bat USA /US Virgin Islands 1500 Watch-leader 4 none
2020 Catalina 34 Tjoern Sweden/Ahus Sweden 1200 Captain 4 none
2019 Nordic Folkboat Ahus, Sweden/Ahus, Sweden 50 Captain 2 Independent
2019 Bavaria 36 Lefkas Greece/Lefkas Greece 500 Captain 4 none
2018 Sweden Yachts 370 Menorca Spain/Torrevieja, Spain 400 Watch-leader 4 none
2017 Hylas 70 St. Thomas, USVI/Annapolis, MD USA 1500 Watch-leader 4 Salty Dawg Sailing Assn.
2017 Hylas 70 Hampton, VA USA/St. Thomas, USVI 1500 Watch-leader 4 Salty Dawg Sailing Assn.
2016 Warwick 46 Newport RI, USA/Rockland, ME USA 400 Watch-leader 2 Salty Dawg Sailing Assn.
2016 Jeanneau 54 DS Hampton, VA USA/Virgin Gorda, BVI 1500 Watch-leader 4 Salty Dawg Sailing Assn.
2016 Saga 48 Tortola, BVI/Ft. Lauderdale, FL 900 Watch-leader 4 ARC USA
2016 Bristol 38.8 Newport, RI USA/Rockport, ME USA 500 Watch-leader 3 Salty Dawg Sailing Assn.
2015 Outbound 44 Bermuda/New Bedford. MA USA 700 Crew 3 none
2015 Hylas 46 Camden, ME USA/Annapolis, MD 700 Watch-leader 2 none
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