Brian Thiessen, male, 62

Ref 49349

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Airdrie, Canada
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; South America; South Pacific Islands;
Experience: 300 ocean miles / 1250 coastal miles
A fairly new sailer, with about 4 years experience. Completed ASA 101/103/104 in Kemah Texas, as well as Yachtmaster Offshore in Nanaimo British Columbia. Lots of lake sailing experience as Captain, looking to expand my coastal and ocean experience as crew. Recently retired, love meeting people, working together to accomplish amazing results and having fun times together.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English;
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Brian’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 300 / Coastal: 1250
Nights at sea: 1-10
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
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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Yachtmaster IYT Offshore 2020
Bareboat Cruising ASA 104 2019
Basic Coastal Cruising ASA 103 2019
Basic Keelboat ASA 101 2018

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Benateau 40 Roatan, Honduras/Rio Dulce, Guatemala 185 Crew 5
2022 Lagoon 450 St Augustine, Florida/Georgetown, Bahamas 530 Crew 3
2021 Amel 46 Nanaimo/Gabriola Island 24 Crew 3
2020 Benateau 40 Nanaimo/Vancouver Island Circumnavigation 720 Student 4
2019 Hunter 36 and Benateau 38 Kemah Texas/Galveston Texas 50 Student 4
2018 Colgate 26 Kemah Texas/Kemah Texas 30 Student 4
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