Buddy Wainwright, male, 65

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Pensacola, FL, Newport RI, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 8000 coastal miles
Healthy, athletic sailor/racer for 45 years. Ex Navy carrier pilot. Retired Commercial Pilot. Live aboard Tartan 4400 in Newport and winter in Perdido FL. Sailed the Great Lakes, Gulf and Atlantic, Pacific in the US. Raced competitively nationally in multiple classes as crew and skipper. Watch captain on Newport to Bermuda, and San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, Tayana 48 and Beneteau 40.7, respectively. Helmsman, spinnaker/assymetrical trimmer . Good sense of humor and mechanical skills. Can cook and clean, too. Wife likes me!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; Spanish;
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Buddy’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 8000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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