Doug Engle, male, 63

Ref 15470

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Spokane, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 2500 coastal miles
Skipping the "official" sailing resume for a moment, I am looking for another ocean adventure where being in the moment and making the most of it is as important as getting there. I am a safety first kind of guy and go beyond Plans A and B to Plans C and D because the best thinking is done before getting into an unwelcome situation. I've sailed in some pretty stinky situations; across the Gulf of Alaska, out of Panama in the Intertropical Convergence Zone, heavy downwind in the tropics, countless PNW racing experiences, high winds in the Med... Calm under pressure and just get the job done. I have a positive attitude, curious with an easy smile and genuine interest in people along life’s journey. Being a dad brings a different perspective on life toward giving back with kindness and compassion. I'm a curious person and want to learn how to use a sextant effectively on my next adventure. Overall, I have about 20,000 miles of blue water sailing and racing plus charters, and much sailing in the Pacific Northwest. In 2016 I helped a gentleman with his final long sailing journey from the Marshall Is. up to Adak in the Aleutian Islands, to Dutch Harbor, Kodiak, Seward, Juneau and down the inside passage through British Columbia to near Seattle. In 2004 I helped transport a 47’ catamaran as the only person with cat' experience from Sydney to Puerto Vallarta… uphill at the very end of cyclone season and being the first boat in many ports. I did the Victoria B.C. to Maui, HI on a go-fast ultralight boat, finishing second across the line. I’ve chartered boats in Greece, Turkey, Tonga, U.S. Virgin Is., Belize twice, Thailand twice. I’ve sailed in Massachusetts, the Chesapeake Bay, Key West, California - northern and southern, throughout Washington State and British Columbia waters and started on Idaho’s large deep lakes. I was a volunteer with the Boy Scouts and live a “prepared” life. On the water, that’s more important than ever. I was a member of the Safety at Sea Committee for the Sailing Foundation where we held bi-annual seminars for blue water sailing and conducted primary research for publication on tethers and harnesses. You can find me on LinkedIn at: References available.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None. Enjoy sharing the cooking and kitchen work. Just looking to eat and be healthy!
Languages: English;
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Doug’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20000 / Coastal: 2500
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Using radarx
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