Donald Mackinnon, male, 62

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Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Toronto, Canada
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 2700 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Please note that I am part of a couple. My partner has limited sailing experience and would join me as part of any crew I join I started sailing when I was 8, over 50 years ago. Since then, I've owned keel boats ranging from 30 to 43 feet and still have a 15 foot dinghy that I first sailed 40 years ago. Jennifer and I completed a passage from Gran Canaria to Antigua in November/December 2022 on a 44 catamaran. We stood overnight watch together each night in conditions varying from calm to 7m seas and 25+ knot wind. It was a great experience and we plan on doing it again. I've taken courses on sail trim, VHF radio operation and basic navigation. I'm comfortable using GPS chart plotters, anchoring, leaving and coming back to dock, and reefing sails. I am an engineer and can do basic maintenance on diesel engines and electrical systems. As examples, in the past I've replaced boats' instrumentation, changed our boat's head to electric flush, installed tank monitors, replaced mast wiring and I always do my own annual maintenance on our engine, transmission and water systems.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Donald’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2700 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
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