Carol Vaughn, female, 62

Ref 49045

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Kilmarnock, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
Since December of 2011 my husband, David Tabor, and I have owned a 1989 Canadian Sailcraft CS 36 Merlin (CS 36M) named Dianthus which we have raced and cruised all over the Chesapeake Bay. We also raced our boat in the Bermuda 1-2. I was David’s double-handed partner from Bermuda back to Newport, RI in 2017. We routinely put over 1000 miles a year on the boat. We currently keep our boat locally at Fishing Bay Yacht Club in Deltaville, VA. Now primarily retired, I help my husband who has a 100 ton captains license, occasionally deliver boats anywhere between Boston, MA to Marathon Keys, FL. In 2018 David and I crewed for eight months in the Oyster World Rally sailing 11,600+ miles. We sailed with friends in New Zealand on 54' Oyster Reach for seven weeks than we crewed on 54’ Sea Avenue from New Zealand, Vanuatu, Australia, to Indonesia and last on 66’ Oyster Blue from Indonesia across the Indian Ocean to Capetown, South Africa. I am current in my International Safety at Sea Course with hands-on training (2022) and am PADI dive qualified. I have a lifetime Virginia Boating Safety Course License. I am proficient at provisioning and cooking at sea, as well as being on watch alone and am able to plot navigation routes. Professionally I worked in advertising in and around Washington, DC for 20 years and for 7 years was a chili pepper farmer. I am an exhibiting watercolor painter of boating and other water related subjects. I am a physically fit (5’7”/140lbs), drug free, omnivore that occasionally enjoy a glass of wine.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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Carol’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
Using radarx
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