Jerry "Wayne" Esser, male, 68

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Alexandria, VA, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1080 ocean miles / 1248 coastal miles
I have been boating most of my life, both power and sail. I grew up on Galveston Bay which is where most of experience has been. I had my first real sailing experience in ’69-’71 on a friends 36 Pearson. We sailed for a couple of years between Kemah and Galveston and few trips out into the Gulf of Mexico. Of course, that led to other friends with sailboats that helped me with my newfound habit. During and after college I had a bit of a dry spell until I purchased a 36 Hunter in 1995. Sailed it quite regularly until 2000 when I donated it to the Sea Scouts of America (work was getting in the way of sailing). In 2003, 9 of us (I was the only sailor) chartered a bareboat 42 Fountaine Pajot out of Tortola, BVI for a week. In 2010 after moving to the Washington DC area from Houston, I joined a local boat club which was mostly power boats. However, they had a 29’ Hunter that I sailed out Annapolis over the next 3 years. In 2015 I helped a friend move his 49 Beneteau from Annapolis to New Orleans. I had sailed several times in the Chesapeake with him including one trip over to Delaware Bay and back. I didn’t have time to go all the way to New Orleans, so they dropped me off in Naples, Florida. It was quite an experience getting through the Keys. I mostly retired in 2018 and have decided to find some sailing opportunities. I don’t carry any certifications but consider myself a skilled sailor and would be comfortable on any size boat.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Jerry "Wayne"’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1080 / Coastal: 1248
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2015 49 Annapolis, Md/Naples, Fl 1230 Watch-leader 4 No
2014 49 Annapolis, Md/Cape May, NJ 360 Crew 3 No
2003 Fountaine Pajot 42 Tortola BVI/Tortola BVI (multiple stops) 30 Captain 9 Vacation
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