John Esteban, male, 24

Ref 42015

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Barcelona, Spain
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; South America; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 10 coastal miles
Hi there! I am looking to join a West>East transatlantic crossing or an ARC 2020 crew! I graduated from University as a civil engineer in 2019 but decided I needed a change of pace and to venture out a bit; a life long wish of mine -- I flew to Barcelona to live with my estranged relatives. My cousin here introduced me to sailing and I was instantly hooked! After COVID19 restrictions were supposed to relax in June, I had plans to work in the port of Barcelona this summer to gain experience sailing and working in the marine environment, however those restrictions never eased up. To stay motivated, I enrolled in an online course to learn the basics of sailing theory and be ready to take the licensing exam for recreational boats, but I have much to learn! I spent the Summer with my grandparents learning to cook some incredible dishes, so I can also be of service contributing to food preparation. Please message me / email if you are interested! Native English, intermediate Spanish, and also trying out a bit of French!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: No restrictions.
Languages: English; Spanish;
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John’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 10
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: New to sailing
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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
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