Dave Simmons, male, 68

Ref 59132

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Middleton, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 5156 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
Hello - I am an easy going fit 68 year old life long coastal sailor from Boston. I am married with one adult daughter and taking advantage of my new retirement years to spend more time on the ocean sailing. I have enjoyed crewing many round the clock non stop deliveries of monohulls and catamarans, but I am now a bit more interested in a trip that will spend a least a day in a few of the islands I sailed by while on watch at 3 AM :) I always enjoy the comradely of deliveries and have made several new lifelong friends. SAILING BACKGROUND: Coastal Cruising in New England for 30 years. Sailed thousands of coastal miles up and down the East Coast from Maine to Florida I have captained or crewed on mono hulls from 24' - 50' - Crewed on two deliveries of a 40' sailboat from the Caribbean -> Bahamas-> Florida. Bare boated in the BVIs. Crewed Antigua race week on a 50' mono. I enjoy standing watches solo or watch captain and navigating. SAILING GOALS: I enjoy offshore opportunities particularly in the Caribbean and the Bahamas. I would like to get some additional experience with catamarans (as well as mono) and improve my weather window prediction skills. I recently retired so now have lots of time for deliveries and lay overs in nice places. I am also looking to upgrade my USCG tonnage rating on larger boats. SAILING COURSES: ASA 101, 103, 104. Red Cross First Aid and CPR course. As a retired electrical engineer, I am pretty good at troubleshooting boat issues especially electrical. These skills have come in handy on at least two deliveries of brand new boats that had issues.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None - Not a picky eater - some cooking skills
Languages: English;
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Dave’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5156 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
USCG Masters 25 ton Sailing and Towing Endorsement USCG Coastal 2020

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Outremer 55 Perfomance Catamaran Charlotte Amalie - St. Thomas/St Georges - Bermuda 870 Watch-leader 3 None
2022 Leopard 45 Catamaran Annapolis Boat Show - Annapolis, MD/Leopard Docks - Fort Lauderdale, FL 1015 Watch-leader 3 N/A
2022 37 Foot Sailboat Marblehead Harbor, Marblehead, MA/Boothbay Harbor, Maine 120 Watch-leader 2 N/A
2021 New Moorings 50 Catamaran Delivery Freighter Unload - Fort Lauderdale/Charlotte Amalie - St. Thomas 1100 Watch-leader 2 N/A
2021 45 North Pacific Trawler Portsmouth, NH/Newport, RI 130 Watch-leader 2 N/A
2020 Tartan 37 Sailboat Mamaroneck, NY/Norfolk, VA 285 Watch-leader 3 N/A
2020 45 North Pacific Trawler Delaware City Marina, DE/Portsmouth, NH 450 Watch-leader 2 N/A
1995 50 Custom Offshore Race Boat Antigua/Antigua 80 Crew 8 Antigua Race Week
1993 36 Catalina Sailboat Nanny Kay - Tortola, BVI/Fort Lauderdale, FL 967 Crew 3 N/A
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