Kurt Hoyer, male, 56

Ref 42233

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: FAIRFAX, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 60 coastal miles
I am a recently retired diplomat from the U.S. While in the Foreign Service for 20+ years, I served all around the world either managing our embassies or handling the press relations of the Ambassador. My wife and three children have been with me for most of those assignments. Other jobs I have held have been in construction, catering, bar tending, life-guarding, teaching, and business management. I was born in the State of Washington and I started sailing in my teens and taught dinghy sailing during a number of summers as well as crewing at local races in Puget Sound. I had not done much sailing since going to college and working, but in 2018 during a government shut-down, I got my ASA bareboat certification and have been looking for ways to get back on the water more often. I can cook, have no health problems, and can make a darn good Margarita. I am also a certified scuba diver, though I do not have my own equipment.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status:
Dietary requirements: No pork, no shellfish or crustaceans.
Languages: English; French; Spanish;
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Kurt’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 60
Nights at sea: 0
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
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