Brent Walker, male, 66

Ref 82827

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Montreal, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 8000 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
I have been sailing all my life. Lasers up to Freighters. 1976-1977 Ordinary Seaman and Wheelsman - Great Lakes freighters. 5000 miles over 2 summers 1980's - 1990's Lasers, International 14, 16' catamaran. Life with children growing up and my career. 2002-2010 owner Bayfield 32 cutter rig - Lake Ontario & Lake Champlain Cruising and overnight sailing. 2010-2021 owner Bayfield 40 cutter/ketch rig - Bahamas, Caribbean down to Greanada Off-shore 5,000 miles. Coastal 3,000 miles 2014 - Delivery captain with boat owner and his wife- Hunder 41 DS - Exuma to BVIs. 3 legs of 540,490,260 miles. I sold my last boat (Petite Cordelia) in Grenada during Covid. I have the bug to hit the water again and to cross an ocean. As an owner/captain, I appreciate the importance of safety and communication between all crew. I was also the one who had to sleep with one ear open and trained my body to be sensitive to changes in boat direction and roll. I enjoy life, will pitch in on boat projects and cleaning. can cook, make bread, and change the oil. I am 66 years old, in very good health with tennis biking and skiing as my past times. I also crew occasionally in races. I have my own consulting practice that I am slowly winding down. The stars are aligned for me to spend time sailing again. I hope to hear from you.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English; French;
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Brent’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 8000 / Coastal: 15000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Bareboat Chartering 104 ASA 104 2008
Coastal Navigation 105 CYA ASA 105 2005
Basic Coastal Cruising 103 2002
Basic Keelboat Sailing 101 ASA 101 2001
Wheelsman Ministry of Transport Canada Relief Wheelsman 1977
Ordinary Seaman Ministry of Transportation Canada Ordinary Seaman (O.,S.) 1976
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