Bill Seitz, male, 75

Ref 11665

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Sarasota, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10006 ocean miles / 10003 coastal miles
I am a competent experienced captain, watch leader and crewmate in excellent health and fitness. When not sailing, I split my time between my winter home in Sarasota Florida and my summer home in Åhus Sweden. I am a US citizen with a permanent residence permit from Sweden which is valid in the EU. I am a retired mechanical engineer, entrepreneur and business owner. I have no restrictions on time, health or voyage. Most of my voyages have been continuous 1500+ nm over multiple sailing periods with the same boats in the North Sea, Baltic, east and west coasts of the North Atlantic, Caribbean and Mediterranean. I have owned 35 ft coastal cruisers base in the Baltic and restored a magnificent wooden Nordic Folkboat in 2018/2019. I am affable, cautiously relaxed, open minded, handy and knowledgeable of all mechanical and electrical systems on sailboats. A complete sailing resume with experience, credentials and references is available upon request.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Prefer fish and vegetables.
Languages: English; beginner Swedish, some German
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Bill’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10006 / Coastal: 10003
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
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
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
Surviival at Sea ISAF 2016
USCG Captain (expired) United States Coast Guard 2016
Basic Sailing Courses; bareboat, coastal navigation, coastal cruising American Sailing Association 2013

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Catalina 34 Baltic Sea/Baltic Sea 500 Captain 3 None
2020 Catalina 34 Tjoern Sweden/Ahus Sweden 1200 Captain 4 none
2020 Hylas 70 Chesapeake Bat USA /US Virgin Islands 1500 Watch-leader 4 none
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 Hampton, VA USA/St. Thomas, USVI 1500 Watch-leader 4 Salty Dawg Sailing Assn.
2017 Hylas 70 St. Thomas, USVI/Annapolis, MD USA 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 Bristol 38.8 Newport, RI USA/Rockport, ME USA 500 Watch-leader 3 Salty Dawg Sailing Assn.
2016 Saga 48 Tortola, BVI/Ft. Lauderdale, FL 900 Watch-leader 4 ARC USA
2016 Jeanneau 54 DS Hampton, VA USA/Virgin Gorda, BVI 1500 Watch-leader 4 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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