David Pankratz, male, 64

Ref 49109

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Gulfport, United States
Looking for: North Indian Ocean & Red Sea;
Experience: 9000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
David and Anne have been sailing together for 40 years. We bought our Jeanneau 469 in 2015 and did mostly coastal sailing until 2019 when we joined the World ARC. We have sailed from Tampa Florida - St Lucia - Santa Marta, Colombia - Panama Canal - Galapagos Islands - French Polynesia - Fiji where we left the boat on the hard due to COVID and restarted our circumnavigation in May 2022. We have sailed about 9000 nm and are currently in Australia getting ready to rejoin the World ARC and sail from Darwin to South Africa.
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: 9000 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Using radarx
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