Jim Bleech, male, 74

Ref 22236

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Virgin Gorda, Virgin Islands, British
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 60000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
I live in the British Virgin Islands on a Catalina 445. I have spent my entire life around boats and am looking to do some passage and crossing sailing. I have recently completed a transpacific and several Caribbean down island deliveries I am a competent watch stander and will always make wise, if not conservative, decisions. I am easy to get along with, humble and always looking to learn something new. I enjoy cooking, cleaning and boat maintenance. Not really very good at engine repairs but can handle many of the other systems.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English;
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Jim’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 60000 / 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
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Sail BVI/Tampa 1500 Captain 3 no
2019 Sail BVI/Bonaire 600 Captain 3 no
2019 Sail Bonaire/BVI 600 Captain 3 no
2017 Antigua/Chesapeak 1600 Watch-leader 0
2017 Georgia/BVI 1400 Captain 0
2017 Newport/BVI 1400 Captain 0
2016 Newport/St. Lucia 1500 Watch-leader 0
2016 Panama/Tahit 4000 Watch-leader 0
2016 Fla/Tahit 5000 Watch-leader 0
2015 BVI/Bermuda 600 Watch-leader 0
2007 To and From USA/Caribbean 14000 Watch-leader 0
1980 South Florida/East Coast and Bahamas 20000 Captain 0
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