Jeff Downing, male, 61

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Houston, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
Sailing for 40+ yrs, eastern seaboard USA Long Island Sound, Block Island, North-South Carolinas, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, Caribbean. ASA 101-106, IPC, charters, Galveston Bay and local rum races. Owned Pearson 30 sloop 4 yrs, and Catalina 36 sloop 5 yrs. Well versed and experienced in onboard systems, engine, electrical, rigging, sails, navigation, galley, provisioning, cooking, handy with tools, repairs, CPR and first aid, own foulies and PFD. Looking for easy going relaxed crew positions to have fun and enjoy this beautiful planet. Not looking to break any records, just put some miles and smiles under a keel.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English; Spanish;
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Jeff’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 10000
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
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