Bill Nowell, male, 68

Ref 26611

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Montebello, Canada
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; North Pacific Islands; South America; South Pacific Islands;
Experience: 800 ocean miles / 2900 coastal miles
I have been a Biologist and Hospitality Manager at a remote resort for 38 years and am comfortable both spending time alone and working with a team to ensure great service. Am ready now to head out to sea. A quiet observer by nature, I enjoy understanding the big picture and using as much detail as needed to solve problems. Trained as a scientist, I prefer to be logical and objective in making pragmatic decisions. I like to laugh but am cursed with a British sense of humor:) My life to date has been very organized – work first, play later. Certified Scuba diver, Restricted VHF marine radio license, Navigation course, Intermediate Cruising course and ICC certificate. I enjoy being on the water. My sailing experience has been 1-2 week vacations on a Corbin 39 owned by a friend, mostly covering the Canadian East coast between Halifax and Newfoundland, plus the Exumas in Bahama and Georgian Bay in Ontario. Locally, my wife and I sail our old Hunter 28 on the Ottawa River. In 2019 I crewed on a 50 ft ketch along the west coast of Mexico across the Sea of Cortez and I am seeking more off shore sailing experience.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: No allergies but prefer not to eat dairy and red meat.
Languages: English; French;
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Bill’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 800 / Coastal: 2900
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
International Certificate of Competency Maritime and Coastguard Agency Sailboats under 24 meters 2018
Coastal Navigation Sail Canada Basic 2017
Intermediate Cruising Skills Sail Canada Basic and Intermediate 2017

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Monohull (Bavaria 45) Nanaimo British Columbia Canada/Desolation Sound Canada 300 Captain 6
2021 Monohull (60 ft sloop) Halifax Canada/Atlantic City USA 800 Watch-leader 3
2019 50 ft Ketch Puerto Vallarta/La Paz 450 Crew 5
2018 Monohull (Hunter 28) Ottawa Canada/Ottawa Canada 640 Captain 2
2017 Monohull (Jeanneau 45) Georgian Bay/Georgian Bay 100 Student 6
2014 Monohull (Corbin 39) Georgetown, Bahamas/Nassau Bahamas 161 Crew 4
2008 Monohull (Corbin 39) Nova Scotia Canada/Newfoundland Canada 1250 Crew 4
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