Bill Silver, male, 62

Ref 48999

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: NORTH BAY, Canada
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 300 coastal miles
Seeking new horizons and learning experiences. My wife Betty and I are looking to build passage experience. We will be crewing an HR 46 on six legs of the World ARC 2023. We live in Canada and love the adventure of sailing. Before covid, 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 the past six 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, and Belize. Betty worked as a Recreational Therapist for over thirty years at our local hospitals. I have had three careers. I worked as a professional photographer for over twenty years, I worked with youth at risk in a wilderness program for five and finished with 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 provisioning while cruising in the Bahamas. 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: 0 / Coastal: 300
Nights at sea: 0
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

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
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