Bob Shanks, male, 71

Ref 23290

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Okanagan Falls, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 18500 ocean miles / 2300 coastal miles
2005 sailed from Port Hardy around northern tip of Vancouver Island to Tofino. March and April 2008 sailed from Galapagos to Marquises,21 days 3000 nautical miles on Cats Paw IV (39' Fast Passage). November 2014 Repositioning voyage for Maggie ( Passport 47') from Grenada to Martinique. January to May 2015 sailed as part of the Blue Planet Odyssey from Martinique to Tahiti aboard Maggie. Visiting the San Blas islands, Portabelo and Colon. We traveled the Panama Canal then on to Galapagos. We traveled to the Maquises in 22 days. We visited 3 islands in the Marquises. We visited Fakaravaand Toau on our way to Tahiti. June to August sailed from Bora Bora to MacKay Australia on No Regrets (Atlantic 42 a catamaran). We visited Niue, Tonga, Wallis Island, Tuvalu and Vanuatu on our way to MacKay Australia. December to March 2015 - 2016. Aboard No Regrets we sailed from Nongsa Point to Singapore on to Borneo. Back to Tioman Island then on to Singapore and up to Port Dickson. Next we visited Langkawi and Thailand and back to Georgetown. May June 2016. Padang, Indonesia to Mauritius aboard Maggie via Cocos Keeling and Rodriguez. 2000 nautical miles across the very rough (14' seas) Indian Ocean with winds from 22 to 42 knots. April May 2017 Marsh Harbour Bahamas to Wanchese, North Carolina. May 2018, 1 week aboard 40 foot Beneteau. June 2018 Nanaimo, British Columbia to Hawaii trip. Sailed 8 days out and back on an aborted trip. March 2019 2 weeks aboard Cats Paw IV on the Sea of Cortez(Gulf of California), 150 nautical miles. September - October 2019 3 weeks aboard a 42 foot Lagoon. Sailed from Sibenik Croatia to Venice, Italy and back visiting many Dalmatian Island and Trogir in Croatia. 590 nautical miles in total.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Bob’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 18500 / Coastal: 2300
Nights at sea: 50+
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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
winch repair 2023

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Moody 45DS British Virgin Islands/Port Carmargue. France 3000 Watch-leader 3
2019 Fast Passage 39 La Paz Mexico/Loreto, Mexico 150 Watch-leader 3 Independent
2019 Lagoon 42 Sibinik, Croatia/Venice, Italy 590 Watch-leader 8 Independent
2016 Passport 47 Padang, Indonesia/Mauritius 2900 Watch-leader 3 Blue Planet Odyssey
2016 Atlantic 42 Bora Bora/Mackay, Australia 4000 Watch-leader 3 Blue Planet Odyssey
2016 Pasport 47 Martinique/Tahiti 4950 Watch-leader 3 Blue Planet Odyssey
2015 Nognsa Point, Indonesia/Langkawi, Malaysia 1400 Watch-leader 3 Independent
2015 Passport 47 Grenada/Martinique 0 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2008 Fast Passage 39 Galapagos/Maquises 3000 Watch-leader 3 Independent
2005 Fast Passage 39 Port Hardy, Vancouver Island/Tofino, Vancouver Island 0 Crew 3 Independent
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