Emily Ryan, female, 68

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: , United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 2000 ocean miles / 4200 coastal miles
I am a life-long sailor and I currently own my own 25 foot Pearson which I sail on Lake Champlain in Vermont (USA). I have lived aboard, crewed and been paid crew. I've done a delivery from Trinidad to USVI and from St. Barts to USVI. I had the pleasure of crewing on a boat from St. John, VI to Puerto Rico, and I raced a 50 ketch in the Court Series in the the BVI, (big time racing with former America's Cup captains). As a youngster, I became comfortable with sailing at age 4. At age 13, I sailed with my parents, down the intracoastal waterway from Annapolis, Maryland to Miami, Florida, a six week journey where we experience a minor hurricane and were rescued by the Coast Guard. We also sailed across Lake Ontario many times while living in the Toronto area. Lake Ontario is large enough that when in the center, you can not see land. There are sometimes very large swells to deal with. I am comfortable reading charts and sailing with a compass and the stars. My strength is at the helm since I have done this since childhood. I am a natural at finding the best wind and course for top speed or efficiency. I am also an observant sailer when it comes to watching the sky for weather and watching for ships at night. I love swimming and snorkeling, have been a windsurfing instructor in the Virgin Islands and am still athletic and energetic for a woman my age... 67! I would welcome the opportunity for a new adventure, am an avid photographer and would like to perhaps create book or blog about a new sailing experience. The top of my bucket list is to sail in the Mediterranean.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English;
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Emily’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2000 / Coastal: 4200
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Crew
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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 VHF radiox

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Chart reading for navigation 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 25 foot sloop Mallets Bay, Lake Champlain, Vermont/Mallets Bay, Lake Champlain 305 Captain 2 miles sailed over 2 summers
2021 25 slop Mallets Bay, VT/Shelburne VT 18 Captain 2
2020 25 foot sloop Shelburne, VT/Mallets Bay, VT 18 Captain 3
2002 51 ft. Tri st John/Jost Van Dyke 20 Crew 6
2002 45 foot Hinkley Cruz Bay, ST. John/Cruz Bay, St. John 25 Crew 7 race around St. John
2001 40 foot Yawl St. John, USVI/Tortilla 20 Crew 4
2001 50 foot ketch St.John /Jost Van Dyke 15 6
2000 45 foot sloop St. John/Tortilla, BVI 20 Crew 4
2000 50 foot Ketch Trinidad/St John, USVI 600 Crew 4
2000 45 foot racing sloop St. John, USVI/Farjardo, PR 250 4 race in Farjardo , Court Series
1999 51 foot Trip St Barts/St. John, USVI 133 Crew 5
1999 29 foot sloop Cruz Bay, ST. John/Cruz Bay, St. John 150 Crew 4
1970 30 foot sloop Sarasota, Flo/Venice, Fla 25 Crew 4 race
1968 30 foot wooden sloop Annapolis, Maryland/Miami, Florida 1 Crew 3
1967 30 ft. sloop Toronto/Niagara River, NY 180 Crew 4
1966 32 foot Sloop Oakville, Ontario/Toronto Island 100 4
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