karen aten, female, 51

Ref 43512

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: San Francisco , United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
I have been sailing for about 7 years in the San Francisco Bay Area. I belong to Modern sailing and my husband and I have done bareboat sailing in Tahiti, BVI's and the west coast of California, ranging from 5 to 14 days. We plan to become full time cruisers in the next year and a half. I am recently retired and trying to gain as much experience as possible. I sail both mono's and cats and currently actively crew as a first mate in both the San Diego area (40 foot Pacific Seacraft) and the San Francisco Bay (28 foot Catalina). I am easy to be around, adaptable and physically active. My hobbies, outside of sailing, backpacking (all over the world) snow skiing and biking (road and mountain) and photography.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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karen’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Crew
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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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Coastal Navigation ASA 2020
Basic Keelboat ASA 2015
Coastal Cruising ASA 2015
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