David Russell, male, 68

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Cupertino, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 4000 coastal miles
USCG 100T Merchant Mariner Credential with sailing endorsement. Sailing Instructor with American Sailing Association since 2009. I primarily instruct catamaran sailing, bareboat cruising and docking classes on San Francisco Bay at Modern Sailing School in Sausalito, CA and at Spinnaker Sailing School in Redwood City, CA. I also instruct sailing in the Caribbean and South Pacific a couple of times per year. ASA Instructor Credentials: ASA 201 Basic Keelboat Sailing, ASA 203 Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 204 Bareboat Cruising, ASA 205 Coastal Navigation, ASA 206 Advanced Coastal Cruising, ASA 214 Cruising Catamaran, ASA 218 Docking Endorsement. I have sailed catamarans in the Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Andaman Sea (Thailand), South Pacific Ocean (Tahiti), Mediterranean Sea (Greece and Croatia), Caribbean Sea (From BVI to Venezuela and back dozens of times), North Pacific Ocean (coastal California) and San Francisco Bay. I am ac cruiser, not a racer, but I try to sail fast.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: allergic to raw garlic and avocado.
Languages: English;
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David’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 4000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
USCG 100T Master credential with Sailing Endorsement United States Coast Guard 100Ton 2016
ASA Instructor at two sailing schools in San Francisco Bay Area Modern Sailing School and Spinnaker Sailing School. American Sailing Association 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Leopard 44 St. Lucia/Grenada 150 Captain 5 Cruise
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