James Deyo, male, 62

Ref 39852

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Elizabeth City, NC, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; South America; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Captain Jim Deyo has been operating boats, both power and sail, for over forty years. His early experience as a teenager was with 16 to 20 foot ski boats and small sailboats (Sunfish and Hobie Cat). After enlisting in the US Coast Guard he was designated as a Search and Rescue (SAR) Boat Coxswain operating 30, 40, and 41 foot Utility Boats, as well as a 44 foot Motor Life Boat on Chicago's Lake Michigan water front. SAR Coxswain duties included formal training in navigation, twin and single screw boat handling, search and rescue planning, extreme weather operations, and crew management. He gained larger vessel experience during Coast Guard officer candidate training. Sailing CGC Eagle, a 295-foot square rigged barque as Cadet Executive Officer, he coordinated watch schedules and held positions as Conning Officer, Quartermaster of the Watch, and Lead Helmsman on CGC Eagle's month long cruise from Chesapeake Bay to New Orleans. Later in his Coast Guard career, Captain Jim Deyo graduated Naval Flight Training and was designated a HC-130 long range SAR Aircraft Commander. He also served 3 years in an exchange tour as a Primary Flight Instructor for the Navy. Captain Jim Deyo retired from the Coast Guard with Honorable Distinction after 21 years of service. Outside of USCG, Captain Jim Deyo has gained extensive passage making experience aboard both power and sail driven vessels. He has owned, skippered, or crewed aboard both monohull and catamaran sailboats to 56 feet, as well as single, twin, and directed thrust propulsion powerboats to 65 feet. He regularly cruises the southern Chesapeake Bay, Albemarle and Pamlico sounds aboard his 60 foot Neptunus motor yacht, as well as offshore fishes (gulf stream) the Outer Banks of North Carolina. He has been racing locally for the past eighteen years with his local yacht club and Albemarle Sound Sailing Association on his own Irwin 32, as well as crewing aboard other club member’s boats. A professionally trained aviation instructor, he leverages that experience to effectively teach boat handling concepts in a cohesive, calm, and easygoing style. Qualifications: >USCG 50 Gross Ton Master Licensed >Towing Endorsement >Sailing Endorsement >Discover Boating Certified Instructor (POWER) >Multi-Engine & Single Engine & Directed Thrust Vessels >Close Quarters Precision Maneuvering Instructor >Advanced Docking Instructor >Powerboating Made Easy Instructor >Passagemaking Experienced >Offshore Qualified/Experienced >U.S. Coast Guard Retired with Honorable Distinction >Transportation Workers Identification Card (TWIC) Holder >First Aid & CPR Certified >FAA Certified Commercial Multi-engine Aircraft Pilot >FAA Certified Flight Instructor >PADI Open Water Diver Certified
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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James’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20000 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Jeanneau 42 Annapolis, MD/Ft Lauderdale, FL 1200 Captain 4
2019 FP 44 Sailing Catamaran Annapolis, MD/Tortola, BVI 1550 Captain 3
2019 Catana 50 Sailing Catamaran Ft Lauderdale, FL/Boston, MA 1400 Captain 5
2019 Jeanneau 51 Ft Lauderdale, FL/Annapolis, MD 1200 Captain 3
2019 Manta 40 Sailing Catamaran Cape Coral, FL/Providence, RI 1600 Captain 4
2018 American Tug Gloucester, MA/Cape Coral, FL 1600 Captain 2
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