Doug Backhouse, male, 62

Ref 49514

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Nanaimo, Canada
Looking for: Caribbean; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 40000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
We (Doug & Maureen Backhouse) are currently at home in British Columbia after spending time cruising the South Pacific aboard our own Saga 43 between 2014 and 2019. Doug is a design and property management consultant and Maureen a retired high school teacher. We would be interested to join a passage departing South Africa for the journey to the Caribbean in 2022/23. We both have experience in all aspects of offshore passage making and would be keen to participate as needed to support a safe and enjoyable passage. In addition to this general cruising/offshore experience Doug also brings considerable experience drawn from club racing and offshore races (7x Transpac & 1x Pacific Cup) as navigator, watch captain.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Doug’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 40000 / Coastal: 5000
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
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

Other nautical or cruising skills

Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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