Bill Westervelt, male, 58

Ref 47656

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Warren, VT, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
I am a healthy and active 58 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 in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America so I am very comfortable around people from many backgrounds and cultures. As a former engineer I'm also pretty good at maintaining and fixing things... My health is great and I'm a non-smoker but do enjoy the social beer now and then. When we lived in Sweden I owned and skippered a Najad 360 blue water boat for 4 years so I am quite comfortable on a boat and know their systems, terminology, etc. . Now that I am retired would like to get back into sailing from time to time on various trips in warm climates while rekindling my old skills. Looking for a relaxed but safety conscious crew that likes to have fun while sailing and covering some distances and exploring interesting places!
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: 500 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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

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
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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