Elisabeth Szaruga, female, 68

Ref 12014

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Salobreña, Spain
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 9000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
Recently retired rediscovered the joy of sailing. I love nature,people, music and art. My dream used to be to circumnavigate the world on my own yacht, but now I would be happy to do shorter passages as a crew member. Five years ago I did a seven days passage from Columbia to Cuba, delivered a boat from Athens to Trieste. Four years ago I did a three months puddle crossing from Panama to Tahiti, and then Antigua to France on a Halberg Russy 42. Two years ago I bought a catamaran 2011 Leopard 46 , outfitted it and sailed the Mediterranean for a short time. Then unfortunately I had to sell it. Now we’ve settled down in Costa Tropical in Spain. I would love to crew on nice and safe sailboats from time to time. I am reliable, good natured, fit and love to meet new people.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: Omnivore
Languages: English; French; German; Spanish; Italian; Russian; Polish, Arabic
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Elisabeth’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 9000 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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