James Grotta, male, 73

Ref 78374

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Houston, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 400 ocean miles / 600 coastal miles
I am interested in signing on as a crew member. I have owned boats and sailed in Galveston area for 40 years, and have bareboated with my family around the world. But I am not qualified to captain or navigate blue water. I'm a practicing physician. My family is grown so I'm going solo--hence my interest in signing on as a crew member. I'll cover my expenses. I can go for up to 2 weeks and prefer summer 2024. I'll go anywhere but prefer a warmer climate.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; French;
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James’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 400 / Coastal: 600
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Crew
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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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2007 sloop St Barts/St Barts 75 Captain 2
2006 sloop Greek islands/greek islands 100 Captain 2
2000 sloop martinique/guadaloupe 75 Captain 6
1998 cat Belize/Belize 75 Captain 4
1991 sloop Marshall Islands/Marshall Islands 200 Crew 4
1990 sloop BVI/BVI 75 Captain 4
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