David Hornbach, male, 68

Ref 846

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Wallingford, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 38516 ocean miles / 8000 coastal miles
I have crewed on 8 Caribbean 1500's and 3 Salty Dawg Rallies from Hampton, VA to the Caribbean. I have 2 Atlantic crossings (St. Thomas USVI to Bermuda to the Azores in 2014 and Rockland, ME to Crookhaven, Ireland in 2021) I don't get seasick, and twice have been the only person on the boat not seasick and able to continue on the passage until the others acquired their sea legs. I don't make commitments or book flights home until after we arrive at our destination, enabling me to stay on as crew even if there is a longer than expected passage. The 2018 Caribbean 1500 took 16 days instead of the expected 10 because we had to divert to the Turks and Caicos islands due to a storm. I was able to stay with the boat as crew until we arrived in the BVI. My longest passage was on an IP420 to the Azores. I was with the boat for 2 months, helping in pre-departure work for a week and spending a month in the Azores. In 2016 I crewed on a Tartan 37 from Gibraltar to the Canary Islands where we joined the ARC and then sailed to Cape Verde. I was with that boat for 1 month. Delivered a 52 Grand Banks Trawler from the Bahamas to Puerto Rico in 11/12; 2012 and 2018 ISAF Safety at Sea Certification and completed the World Cruising Club Ocean Sailing Seminar in 2012; Sailed from Maryland to Maine on my boat 2012 and 2016 and 2017; Sailed in the Solent in 2012 and in Cornwall in 2008; Retired USCG Auxiliary Coxswain / AuxOp Certification and Division Captain in 2002. Other Coast Guard Aux. qualifications included Instructor, Weather, Navigation, Communications Watchstander and Search and Rescue. I taught both Sailing Fundamentals and Advanced Coastal Navigation. I was awarded the Division Leadership award in 2010 and the Paul Owens Memorial Award for Leadership in 2005 for my work at SARDET Wilmington. Other qualifications include PADI Rescue Diver / Dry Suit Diver Certification; TDI Nitrox Certification; Emergency First Responder Certification and Amateur Radio License
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: not-say
Dietary requirements: None, Non-smoker
Languages: English;
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David’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 38516 / Coastal: 8000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
International Sailing License NauticEd Bearboat Sailor 2021
ISAF Safety at Sea World Sailing Certificate ISAF World Sailing Quaifications 2018
CPR, AED, First Aid American Red Cross Certified 2018
International Certificate of Competance RYA ICC 2015
ISAF Safety at Sea World Sailing Certificate ISAF Safety at Sea World Sailing Certificate 2012
AUXOP Unitied States Coast Guard Auxiliary AUXOP 2010
Coxsain United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Coxsain 2007
Amature Radio License FCC Technician 2005
Nitrox Diver Technical Diving International Nitrox 2004
Rescue Diver PADI Rescue Diver 2004
Division Captain United States Coast Guard Auxiliary Captain 2001

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Farr 65 Kinsale, Ireland/Lagos, Portugal 1000 Crew 10 Independent
2023 Dufour 39 Ft. Pierce, FL, USA/Hampton, VA USA 800 Crew 3 Independent
2022 Sceptre 41 Linekin Bay, Maine/Linekin Bay, Maine 200 Captain 4 Independent
2022 Catalina 400 MkII Hampton, Va/English Harbor, Antigua 1850 Crew 3 Salty Dawg
2021 Hylas 46 Annapolis, MD USA/Vero Beach, Fl USA 841 Crew 3 Independent
2021 Swan 59 Rockland. ME/Crookhaven, Ireland 2650 Crew 8 Independent
2019 Oyster 43.5 Yorktown, VA, USA/Tortola, BVI 1500 Crew 3 Caribbean 1500
2019 Swan 59 St. John/St. Pierre, France & Lunenburg, Nova Scotia 800 Watch-leader 9 Independant
2018 Beneteau 49 Turks and Caicos/Tortola, BVI 500 Crew 2 ARC Caribbean 1500
2018 Beneteau 49 Portsmouth, VA/Turks and Caicos 1400 Crew 3 ARC Caribbean 1500
2018 Sabre 42 Rock Hall, MD/Noroton, CT 250 Crew 4
2017 Hallberg-Rassy 43 Hampton, VA/Antigua 1600 Crew 4 Salty Dawg
2017 Wauquiez Hood 38 Tortola, BVI/Annapolis, MD 1500 Crew 4 ARC USA
2017 Island Packet 35 Camden, ME/Rock Hall, MD 800 Captain 1
2016 Bavaria 46 - Charter Trogir, Croatia/Trogir, Croatia 500 Captain 7
2016 Island Packet 35 Rock Hall, MD/Camden, Maine 800 Captain 1
2016 Tartan 37 Las Palamas Gran Canaria/Mindelo Cape Verde 900 Crew 4 ARC +
2016 Tartan 37 Gibraltar/Las Palamas Gran Canaria 900 Crew 3
2015 Beneteau 34 Greenpoint, NY/Barnagat, NJ 450 Crew 3
2015 Prout 38 Catamaran Portsmouth, VA/Tortola, BVI 1500 Crew 3 ARC Caribbean 1500
2014 Amel 53 Calvigny, Granada / Ft. Lauderdale, FL 1500 Crew 3
2014 Island Packet 420 St. Thomas, USVI/Angra Do Heroismo, Terceira, Azores 2400 Crew 4
2014 Leopard 48 Portsmouth, VA/Tortola, BVI 1500 Crew 4 ARC Caribbean 1500
2014 Island Packet 35 Rock Hall, MD/Newport, RI and Back 700 Captain 1
2013 Le Boat - 50 Charter River Lot, France/River Lot, France 125 7
2013 Hallberg-Rassey 43 Portsmouth, VA/Tortola, BVI 1500 Crew 4 ARC Caribbean 1500
2012 Grand Banks 52 Bahamas/San Juan, Puerto Rico 700 Crew 4
2012 Island Packet 35 Rock Hall, MD/Little Cranberry Island, ME and back 1700 Captain 3
2012 Tayana 48 Hampton, VA/Tortola, BVI 1500 Crew 5 ARC Caribbean 1500
2011 Jeaneau 50, DS Hampton, VA/Tortola, BVI 1500 Crew 3 Salty Dawg
2010 Saga 43 Hampton, VA/Tortola, BVI 1500 Crew 4 Caribbean 1500
2009 Amel 53 Hampton, VA/Tortola, BVI 1500 Crew 4 Caribbean 1500
2005 Moorings 43 - Charter Canouan, Grenadines/Canouan, Grenadines 400 Captain 4
2003 Fountaine Pajot 38 - Charter San Pedro, Belize/San Pedro, Belize 400 Captain 6
2001 Island Packet 35 Pompano, FL/Rock Hall, MD 1000 Captain 3
2000 Jeaneau 42 - Charter Tortola, BVI/Tortola, BVI 300 Captain 4
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