Chris Gallagher, male, 58

Ref 77358

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Seattle, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 200 coastal miles
I began sailing El Toro's (6') on a lake I grew up on in the suburbs of the bay area of San Francisco. I enjoyed a few sailing trips in high school on the bay and have always found a way to get some sailing in. A few years ago I shared a Cal 26 with a neighbor and did a number of day sailing trips in the Puget Sound, where I now live. I was able to do 2 10 day cruises with my kids to the San Juan islands. I retired 2 years ago, from software engineering, and am looking for more adventures. I'm torn between getting a van and travelling the national parks or getting a sailboat. My wife loves to be at home, so she lets me get out and do some adventures when I get a chance. I am contemplating getting my ASA certificates, perhaps in the next year or so, but right now hoping to get some more experience. I've been a certified scuba diver for years, just not a lot of dives in, as I took a hiatus when the kids were growing up.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; German;
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Chris’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 200
Nights at sea: 11-49
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Schooner Bellingham/Desolation Sound 200 Other 18
2018 Cal 26 Everett/Friday Harbor 100 Captain 4
2015 Cal 26 Everett/Friday Harbor 100 Captain 6
1990 30 Seattle/Port Townsend 50 Crew 2
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