Bill Westervelt, male, 60

Ref 47656

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Warren, VT, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America;
Experience: 4500 ocean miles / 1200 coastal miles
I am a healthy and active 59 year old retired executive. I am married with two college-age daughters. I spend my time since retirement mountain biking, skiing, hiking, and travelling. My wife and I currently live in Vermont, USA but have travelled extensively and lived in the Stockholm, Sweden area for 5 years. I am a relaxed and calm person who is easy to engage with and does not get excited easily. I love the outdoors, music, reading, and engaging with people who come from different backgrounds and with different life experiences! I have spent significant time travelling so I am very comfortable around people from many backgrounds and cultures. . On the sailing front I am a former owner of a Najad 360 which we sailed in the Baltic for 5 years while living in Sweden so have extensive coastal experience. Since I retired and living back in the US I have taken some formal courses (ASA 101-104) and done some volunteer crew and bareboat skippering. In December 2021 I crossed the Atlantic on a Najad 390 with a crew of 2 (Canaries to Cape Verde) and 3 (Cape Verde to Grenada). In 2022 I bare-boated in the BVIs with just my wife and me. I can easily handle solo watches and handle all boat duties. Looking for a relaxed but safety conscious crew that likes to have fun while sailing and covering some distances and exploring interesting places! My health is great and I'm a non-smoker but do enjoy the social beer now and then. Particularly interested in passage making in warmish weather.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English;
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Bill’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 4500 / Coastal: 1200
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
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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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Coastal Cruising, Bareboat American Sailing Association ASA 101104

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Sun Odyssy 35 Scrub Island, Tortola/Scrub Island, Tortola 100 Captain 2
2021 Najad 390 Gran Canaria/Grenada 3100 Watch-leader 3
2021 Vagabond 42 Chelsea, NY/Cape May, NJ 400 Watch-leader 4
2019 Beneteau 50 Grenada/Grenada 150 Crew 5
2006 Najad 360 Baltic Sea/Baltic Sea 500 Captain 4
2005 Najad 360 Baltic Sea/Baltic Sea 500 Captain 4
2004 Najad 360 Baltic Sea/Baltic Sea 500 Captain 4
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