Donna Gilchrist, female, 54

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Bristol Vermont & Surry Maine, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 300 coastal miles
Fairly new to sailing. I've keelboat, basic cruising and bareboat cruising Skipper certification. I look to grow my sailing experience, meet new people, and broaden my horizons around the world. Outdoor enthusiast that's novice at much, but enthusiastic about every opportunity I am afforded and able to participate in. Cycling, hiking, skiing, rock climbing, paddling kayaks have been all good, but a bit more limiting. I've been doing most activities solo for many years. I love the teamwork and camaraderie that is a present with sailing/sailors. Looking to assist as crew, practice and grow my competence. I am able in many capacities including I love to cook. Seeking to expand my sailing experience, knowledge and even new relationships. I love people, adventure, learning and am a very simple, easy going, positive personality, as well as easy at conversing and engaging others.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Donna’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 300
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Mariner 36, 11m Lulea, Sweden/Lulea, Sweden 200 Crew 2
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