Katie Smith, female, 67

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Centennial, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 13000 ocean miles / 1800 coastal miles
I am a retired airline Captain who bought my Seawind 1160 Lite in 2016. She was in charter in San Diego for 4 years during which time I explored the Southern California Coast and Catalina on off days. After retiring we spent 2 seasons in the Sea of Cortez and a bit of mainland Mexico. In Oct. of 2022 I sailed with 2 others to French Polynesia, Cooks, American Samoa, Tonga and to Fiji. My sailing partner found the cruising life not for him and left. I spent a couple of months buddy boating with 2 other boats around Fiji. I then put Flite Deck on the hard for cyclone season and crewed with one of my buddy boat captains to Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Australia. My boat is currently on the hard in Fiji and I plan to go back in March to start sailing again. I am looking for a new sailing buddy. My needs are pretty specific, and if you are in this category I welcome your response. I would like someone who has ocean sailing experience on a catamaran, who is also good with the maintenance issues that come up on boats. There are things I'm not strong or experienced enough to do and I would welcome someone who has those abilities. The plan is to sail to Australia via Vanuatu and New Caledonia. It should be about a month long trip. I may buddy boat with friends northward towards Indonesia and beyond, or put her in storage in Australia and crew with them again. It all depends on finding the right person to cruise with. If you have the time to go sail, and the experience, please contact me, I'd like to get to know you. My insurance requires a sailing resume from 'anyone who touches a helm', so if you think you may be interested, please keep that in mind. Two extra people would be ideal, but I am open to one. I will pay the boat expenses, crew will need to get themselves to Fiji and pay their personal expenses. We will split provisioning. Katie
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: N/A
Languages: English;
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Katie’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 13000 / Coastal: 1800
Nights at sea: 50+
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
2023 Seawind 1160 Lite Apataki, French Polynesia/French Polynesia, Cooks, American Samoa, Tonga, Fiji 5000 Crew 2 No
2023 Seaw8nd 1160 Lite Savu Savu Fiji/Nandi, Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands twice 600 Captain 1 No
2022 Seawind 1160 Lite Cabo/Nuku Hiva, Marquesas 2700 Crew 3
2020 Seawind 1160 Lite San Diego/Sea of Cortez, Mainland Mexico, return 1500 Crew 2
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