Eric Van Demark, male, 57

Ref 41411

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: West palm beach , United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; South America; Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 100 coastal miles
I am new to sailing. I do have my ASA 101, 103,104 and 114. I have over thirty year experience on the water. I have been a charter boat captain ( power boats) for the past 20 years. I have just retired from Miami Dade Fire Rescue, where I have been a Firefighter/Paramedic for the past 15 years. I am certified as a Marine firefighter. Trama medic, as well as American cardiac life support certified. It has been a dream of mine for the past five years to someday own my own sailboat. I would like to find a boat that could help me build experience, at the same time benefit from my skills on the water as well as my paramedic skills . I am a quick learner and strive everyday to learn something new. It has also been a dream of my to do the ARC. If you are looking for someone with my skills please contact me.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Eric’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 100
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: New to 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 VHF radiox
Outboard engine maintenancex

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
USCG Captain ( power boats) United States Coast Guard Inland and offshore 20
Paramedic State of Florida Dept of health Paramedic 15

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2017 Catamaran April,15/April, 21 100 Student 2
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