David Grove, male, 60

Ref 1354

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Madison, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; North Pacific Islands; South America; South Pacific Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands; Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands;
Experience: 37700 ocean miles / 22000 coastal miles
(Vaccinated) ARC and numerous rally veteran, with 37,000 offshore nautical miles, and two Atlantic crossings, is looking for the next fun experience! I have really enjoyed the rallies over the past 18 years. They truly are a great time, with great people, and long lasting friends and memories. The rallies have also given me the opportunity to do numerous independent deliveries all over the North Atlantic, from the States, to Canada, to Europe to the Islands. 59 years young, non-smoking, physically fit male that is more than willing to keep laughing when things go crappy; and really willing to laugh when things are golden. Coastal miles are actually inland (Great Lakes, etc.) miles as I do not live on a coast. However, we do live on a large lake and sail 5-6 days a week. We currently sail a Beneteau 323, a Hobie 16, a Laser and have multiple windsurfers.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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David’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 37700 / Coastal: 22000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
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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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 DiscoveryBluewater 55 Azores/A Coruna, Spain 1100 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2021 Discovery Bluewater 55 Bermuda/Azores 2070 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2019 Beneteau 49 Tortola, BVI/Bermuda 960 Watch-leader 3 ARC USA
2019 Lagoon 450F York, VA, USA/Tortola, BVI 1400 Watch-leader 5 ARC Carib 1500
2018 Caliber 40 St. Thomas, USVI/Norfolk, USA 1450 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2018 Caliber 40 Hampton, USA/St. Thomas, USVI 1450 Watch-leader 4 Salty Dawg Rally
2016 Saga 43 Tortola, BVI/Fort Lauderdale, USA 1125 Watch-leader 3 ARC USA Old Bahamas Channel Rally
2015 Bavaria 45 Las Palmas, Gran Canary, Spain/Saint Lucia 3070 Watch-leader 3 ARC
2014 Beneteau 48 Portsmouth, USA/Tortola, BVI 1450 Watch-leader 4 ARC Carib 1500
2013 Saga 43 Tortola, BVI/Fort Lauderdale, USA 1125 Watch-leader 3 ARC USA Old Bahamas Channel Rally
2013 Valiant 42 Marathon, USA/Nassau, Bahamas 250 Watch-leader 2 Independent
2013 Saga 43 Portsmouth, USA/Nassau, Bahamas 800 Captain 3 ARC Carib 1500
2012 Swan 56 Greenport, NY, USA/Bermuda 740 Watch-leader 6 Independent
2011 Farr 50 Tortola, BVI/Bermuda 960 Watch-leader 4 Atlantic Cup (Pre ARC USA/ARC Europe)
2010 Beneteau 47.1 Sint Martin/Bermuda 990 Watch-leader 6 Independent
2010 Farr 50 Tortola, BVI/Bermuda 960 Watch-leader 4 Atlantic Cup (Pre ARC USA/ARC Europe)
2010 Farr 50 Hampton, VA USA/Tortola, BVI 1400 Watch-leader 4 Carib 1500 (Pre-ARC Carib 1500)
2010 Farr 50 Mystic, CT, USA/Hampton, VA, USA 500 Captain 3 Independent
2009 Farr 50 Tortola, BVI/Bermuda 960 Watch-leader 4 Atlantic Cup (Pre ARC USA/ARC Europe)
2009 Farr 50 Hampton, VA/Tortola, BVI 1400 Watch-leader 4 Carib 1500 (Pre ARC Carib 1500)
2008 Pacer 37 Chicago, IL, USA/Mackinac, MI, USA 333 Crew 8 100th Running Chicago Mac Race
2008 Hallberg Rassy 54 St. Thomas, USVI/Beaufort, NC USA 1350 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2008 Farr 50 Hampton, VA/Tortola, BVI 1400 Watch-leader 4 Carib 1500 (Pre ARC Carib 1500)
2007 Farr 50 Tortola, BVI/Bermuda 960 Watch-leader 4 Atlantic Cup (Pre ARC USA/ARC Europe)
2007 Farr 50 Hampton, VA, USA/Tortola, BVI 1400 Watch-leader 4 Carib 1500 (Pre ARC Carib 1500)
2006 Catalina Morgan 45 Tortola, BVI/Bermuda 960 Captain 3 Atlantic Cup (Pre ARC USA/ARC Europe)
2006 Farr 50 Hampton, VA, USA/Tortola, BVI 1400 Watch-leader 4 Carib 1500 (Pre ARC Carib 1500)
2005 ComPac 35 Hampton, VA, USA/Bermuda 740 Captain 3 Bermuda Cup
2005 Outbound 44 Bermuda/Nova Scotia, Canada 1100 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2005 Jeanneau 45 Tortola, BVI/Bermuda 960 Captain 5 Atlantic Cup (Pre ARC USA/ARC Europe)
2005 Farr 50 Hampton, VA, USA/Tortola, BVI 1400 Watch-leader 4 Carib 1500 (Pre ARC Carib 1500)
2004 Moody 435 Bermuda/Rock Hall, MD, USA 800 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2004 Mason 54 Hampton, VA, USA/Tortola, BVI 1400 Watch-leader 3 Carib 1500 (Pre ARC Carib 1500)
2004 Jeanneau 43DS Hampton, VA, USA/Bermuda 740 Watch-leader 4 Bermuda Cup
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