Dennis Snelling, male, 51

Ref 48942

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Arlington, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 650 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
Greetings! I'm looking to build my sailing experience on multihulls (at least 45') as my wife and I plan on retiring and sailing the world in 2023 on a Balance 482. Ideally, getting transatlantic experience is desired. We currently own a 30' Catalina which we sail in the Chesapeake Bay. We've also done ocean and coastal passages (~3,000 miles) on different multihulls. I'm open-minded, eager to learn, and hope to find more great crew opportunities. I've completed my ASA 101/ 103, International Safety at Sea, Annapolis School of Seamanship courses in Electronics and Weather, and numerous classes on a myriad of topics ranging from emergency management to provisioning to heavy weather sailing through Cruisers University. I also have my First Aid/ CPR certification.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English; German;
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Dennis’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 650 / Coastal: 2000
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
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
International Safety at Sea US Sailing 2022
ASA 101 ASA 2016
ASA 103 ASA 2016

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 45 Florida/Virginia 1200 Watch-leader 3
2020 44 Florida/Virginia 780 Watch-leader 4
2018 Trimaran Suriname/Grenada 650 Watch-leader 5
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