Manfred Hilker, male, 63

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Burlington, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 20000 coastal miles
Hi sailor! I'd like to join into almost any sailing adventure working in any position onboard. I like people, the oceans and the wind! Fortunately I can be very flexible with my time. I gathered sailing experience in the North, West, South and East-Atlantic, the Caribbean, the Red Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Lake Champlain and the Great Lakes and a little in the Pacific sailing boats from Laser to Tall Ship. I also own a Catalina which likes to challenge my skills as repairman as often as she can…
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; German; Spanish;
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Manfred’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / Coastal: 20000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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 a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx
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