Jeff Neilson, male, 68

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Redwood City, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; South America; South Pacific Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands; Antarctica & Sub-Antarctic Islands;
Experience: 2500 ocean miles / 4000 coastal miles
I have been sailing about eight years in the San Francisco bay and chartered in the BVI, SVI, San Juan Islands, Newport, Croatia, Greek Cyclades and Tahiti (total about 170 days / 3300 nm as skipper) and done two offshore trips as crew. I am very healthy, take no medications. and a lifetime of cycling, windsurfing, skiing and weightlifting have left me in very good physical shape. I recently retired as a staff scientist at an accelerator physics lab and in a few years when my son starts college I am planning on buying a bluewater cruiser and potentially sail it around the world. I’m looking to gain experience on ocean and coastal passages and confirm that a cruising lifestyle is something I would enjoy.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Jeff’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2500 / Coastal: 4000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Jenneau 439 Raitea, Huahine, Bora-Bora / 180 Captain 5
2021 Beneteau 41 Greek Cyclades/ 290 Captain 5
2021 Dufour 430 Jamestown, Virginia/Marthas Vineyard 160 Captain 5
2020 Seawind 1160 San Juan Islands/ 160 Captain 4
2019 Lagoon 42 Croatia/ 190 Captain 8
2019 Outbound 52 St Thomas /Virginia 1400 Crew 3
2018 Bavaria 46 British Virgin Islands/ 130 Captain 6
2017 Outremer 5t Puerto Rico/Panama 1100 Crew 3
2016 Lagoon 400 Spanish Virgin Island/ 100 Captain 8
2015 Seawind 1160 San Juan Islands charter/ 140 Captain 4
2015 Bavaria 35 Charter in BVI/ 100 Captain 4
2014 Newport 41, Jenneau 349, Beneteau 41 San Francisco Bay/ 1500 Captain 1
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