Jim Seal, male, 60

Ref 14650

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Hull, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 2100 ocean miles / 6000 coastal miles
My wife, Stephanie, and I have been sailing since 1991. We started by taking many lessons at Boston Sailing Center and becoming members there, sailing J-24s, Sonars and Olson 25s. After taking a few years off to have 2 kids, we bought our first sailboat, a Catalina 22 in 2003. We moved up to a Catalina 30 in 2008, then bought our Pacific Seacraft 37, Hero, in 2014. We typically took a 2 week sailing vacation every summer from Boston north to Maine, or sometimes south to Martha's Vineyard, Newport, RI or Montauk, NY. We put together a 5-year plan to set out on our own once the kids were self sufficient and made many upgrades to Hero for long distance adventures, including solar and wind power, watermaker, inverter, sails, safety gear, refrigeration, batteries and standing rigging. We both quit our jobs in June, rented our home near Boston for 2 years and moved aboard Hero full-time July 1, 2021. We joined the Salty Dawg Rally from Newport up to Maine in July 2021, then completed our first 1000+ mile, 14-day passage from Hampton, VA to Antigua in early November 2021. We have been hanging out with many new Salty Dawg friends while visiting numerous Caribbean Islands since then.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Jim’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2100 / Coastal: 6000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Captain USCG OUPV 2015

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 Monohull Antigua/Trinidad 500 Captain 2
2022 Monohull Hampton, VA/Antigua 1550 Captain 3
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