Greg Allen, male, 54

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Boston, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea;
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Greg Allen Selected Sailing Experience Instructor • Narragansett Sailing School, Rhode Island ASA 101,103, 104 (live-aboard), 114, 118 • Courageous Sailing Center, Cruising for Teens, Head Instructor • Courageous Sailing Center, Work to Sail, Program Director and Lead Instructor Charter Captain/Instructor • Narragansett Sailing School and Charters Captain three to seven-day charters for private clients on sailboats including Bristol 41, Lagaoon450, Ericsson 38, and Hunter 38. Destinations include Block Island, Bristol, Martha’s Vineyard, New Bedford, and Nantucket. • spiritSAIL/Boston Sailing Meetup BVI -Lagoon 400 Catamaran BVI -Lagoon 400 Catamaran (Tortola to St. Martin) BVI - Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 BVI - Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 BVI - Beneteau 41 Grenada/Carriacou Dufour 40 BVI Spring Regatta and Sailing Festival 2018 Bavaria 46 Buzzards Bay and Vineyard Sound Jeanneau46 Antigua to Grenada Lagoon42 Catamaran Grenada to St. Martin, Jeanneau 52 Costa Brava Spain, Jeanneau 54 …among others. Coastal Cruising Twenty-five years of cruising from Boston Harbor to places such as Isle of Shoals, Buzzards Bay, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Marblehead, Provincetown, Cape Ann, Block Island, and Cuttyhunk. I have been sailing passionately for twenty-five years. ● Former Owner, “Azzurra”– Jean Finot designed Comar Comet 910 Plus (30ft) ● Platinum Member 10+ years (current), Boston Harbor Sailing Club – Cal 39, Pearson 36 ● Racing/Cruising Member for 10+ years at the Boston Sailing Center – Soling, J24, Olson 25, J30, C&C33 and 34 Offshore ● Charleston, S.C to Norfolk, VA Oyster 62 ● Transpac Return – Hawaii to Los Angeles Jeanneau 52 ● Bermuda Race Return – Hamilton, Bermuda – Halifax, Nova Scotia Kaufman 47 ● Marion to Bermuda Race - Marion, Ma to Hamilton, Bermuda Baltic 50 ● Jacksonville, FL to Abaco, Bahamas Pearson 47 Racing Skipper ● Seven seasons as skipper of Soling in the BSC evening and fall series ● Four seasons as skipper of J24 in the BSC Frostbite Series (winter sailing) ● Regatta highlights include 1st in Division - Flip-Flop Regatta, J30; 3rd Place - Match Racing Frostbite Series at Boston Sailing Center, Olson25; 2nd Place - Spring Regatta at Community Boating, Rhodes19; and 1st place in BSC Island Race Regatta. ● Boston Harbor Islands Regatta, C&C33 ● The Great Chase Race, C&C34 ● BVI Spring Regatta ● Scrub Island Invitational ● Round Tortola Race Certifications American Sailing Association Professional Instructor Certification (Instructor # 2016013039) – Instructor Ratings: 201 (Learn to Sail), 203 (Introduction to Cruising), 204 (Bareboat Chartering), 205 (Coastal Navigation), 214 (Cruising Catamaran Endorsement), 218 (Docking Endorsement); International Proficiency Certificate; World Cruising Survival at Sea, Basic First Aid/CPR/AED. Other: USCG Captain’s License Course – Atlantic Captain’s Academy
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Greg’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
International Proficiency Certificate American Sailing Association Offshore, Mediterranean, VHF 2018
Professional Instructor American Sailing Association Bareboat Cruising, Coastal Navigation, Catamaran Cruising, Docking Instructor Ratings 2017

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Jeanneau 54 Grenada/Martinique 260 Captain 9 No
2018 Lagoon 42 Antigua/Grenada 350 Captain 4 No
2017 Oyster 62 Charleston, South Carolina/Newport, Rhode Island 700 Captain 6 No
2017 Baltic 50 Marion/Bermuda 650 Crew 12 Marion to Bermuda Race
2016 Kaufman 47 Bermuda/Halifax, NS 800 Watch-leader 5 Bermuda Race Return
2014 Jeanneu 52 Hawaii/Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey 2700 Crew 4 Transpacific Return
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