Giselle Hood, female, 34

Ref 39861

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Vancouver, Canada
Looking for: Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 300 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Hello! I am a well traveled and avid sailor. I have been sailing BC coastal waters since I was 6, and am a dinghy and keelboat instructor. I also have race experience. AVAILABLE JULY 30 - AUGUST 16 - 2022 I am in Western Europe this summer, and would love to get on the water in any capacity. Happy to work for my keep, race, or just meet excellent people. I can easily get to France or Spain during the dates listed above. I am elementary school teacher from Canada, and would describe myself as enthusiastic, communicative, and adventurous. I also have an EU passport (dual citizenship!) if that is helpful. I love reading, nature, music, singing, biking, camping, sailing (obviously!), traveling and meeting new people. Hope to hear from you!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements: Lactose intolerant (no cow dairy)
Languages: English;
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Giselle’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 300 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Basic Cruising Instructor Sail Canada Basic 2019
Intermediate Cruising Sail Canada Intermediate 2019

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 C&C 40 ft West Vancouver, BC/Sister 100 Crew 8 Race
2016 Alden Offshore 50 ft Panama/Cartegena, Colombia 250 Crew 10
2015 Jeanneau Voyage 12.5m Antigua/Guadeloupe 15 Crew 3
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