Gary Parson, male, 68

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Poulsbo, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; South Pacific Islands; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 15000 coastal miles
Retired Captain with Washington State Ferries, both my wife and I sailed the past several years sailing from Port Townsend Washington and ultimately to Annapolis Maryland. Am very fit, hobbies include surfing, hiking, skiing, biking etc. Quit mechanical.
Smoking: no
Relationship status: Married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Gary’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20000 / Coastal: 15000
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
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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