Bill Silver, male, 63

Ref 48999

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: NORTH BAY, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 6800 ocean miles / 500 coastal miles
We are seeking new horizons and learning experiences. My wife Betty and I are looking to build our sailing experience. We have crewed on an HR 46 on six legs of the World ARC 2023 from Darwin, Australia, to Cape Town, South Africa. We live in Canada and love the adventure of sailing. In 2019, we spent five weeks in the Bahamas crewing on a Hunter 45 with an excellent captain. We spent the five weeks traveling from Nassau to Georgetown and back. We loved the Exumas. We have sailed our 1973 C&C 30, S.V. Raven, here in Ontario for seven years. Betty and I have been married for 35 years; we are both retired and fully vaccinated with boosters. We have traveled to the U.S.A, Ireland, UK, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Mexico, Costa Rica, Belize, Australia, Mauritius, Réunion and South Africa. We are both wilderness canoe trippers and hikers, having spent over three hundred nights camping in the remote wilderness of Canada. Betty worked as a Recreational Therapist for over thirty years at our local hospitals. I have worked as a professional photographer for over twenty years, worked with youth at risk in a wilderness program for five years, and before retiring, I enjoyed thirteen years working in industrial maintenance, health and safety, and support. We are easy to get along with and like to meet new people and explore the lands and cultures we have traveled. Betty enjoys cooking and is experienced in cooking and provisioning while cruising. I enjoy working on sailboats. I am a problem solver with hands-on experience in most sailboat systems, electrical, mechanical, fibreglass, and structural repairs. I have basic sailing and navigation skills and am a confident watchkeeper. We both love sailing and would like to gain more experience. Every day is a new adventure and an opportunity to learn. References are available.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Bill’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 6800 / Coastal: 500
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
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Pleasure Craft Operator Card Canadian Shipping Act 2007
Canadian Amateur Radio Certificate, Proficiency in Amateur Radio Industry Canada Basic 2000
Aeronautical / Land Restricted Operators Certificate Industry Canada 1998

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Hallberg-Rassy 46 Gqeberha, South Africa/Cape Town, South Africa 450 Crew 4 World ARC 2023
2023 Hallberg-Rassy 46 Reunion/Richards Bay, South Africa 1380 Crew 4 World ARC 2023
2023 Hallberg-Rassy 46 Mauritius/Reunio 150 Crew 4 World ARC 2023
2023 Hallberg-Rassy 46 Darwin /Christmas Island 1500 Crew 4 World Arc 2023
2023 Hallberg-Rassy 46 Cocos Keeling Island/Mauritius 2300 Crew 4 World Arc 2023
2023 Hallberg-Rassy 46 Christmas Island/Cocos Keeling Island 500 Crew 4 World Arc 2023
2023 Hallberg-Rassy 46 Richards Bay, South Africa/Gqeberha, South Africa 550 Crew 4 World ARC 2023
2019 Hunter 45CC Nassau, Bahamas /Georgetown, Bahamas return 250 Crew 3 No
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