cameron fraser, male, 73

Ref 48372

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: vancouver, Canada
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 760 coastal miles
I have been sailing all my life, mostly 505s, hobie cats and other dinghies but also use a friend's 35ft monohull and various weekend monohull charters out of Vancouver, including several night passages. I did a bareboat chapter with my wife a few years ago on a lagoon 38 in BVI and chartered a Mahe36 in Bahamas for 2 weeks in spring 2022. I would like to get more blue water experience as I am considering buying a cruising cat. I am a retired technology engineer with extensive experience with GPS and wireless communication and hold a commercial pilot's license. Fairly fit, ran a marathon last spring and just finished hiking the alta via 1 trail in Italy. I expect to pay my travel expenses and open to sharing boat costs. Home is vancouver canada.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English;
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cameron’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 760
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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
diving naui/padi open water & dry suit 2019
Pleasure Craft Operator Certificate Transport Canada 1990

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Mahe 36 Nassau/Exumas 150 Captain 2
2020 34 Vancouver Island, BC/Sunshine Coast, BC 200 Captain 2
2019 monohull 40 vancouver/gulf islands 2000 Captain 4 multiple weekend charters
2017 Lagoon 38 Bvi/Bvi 200 Captain 2
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