Marian Biddle, female, 38

Ref 48166

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: seattle, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 300 coastal miles
Hi! I have some experience sailing and grew up around boats; I make a great deck hand( people say Im more competent than I let on but it has been a 2 yrs since I've sailed). Ideally it would be a paid position but I know I might have to pay for my travels too. My experience as an outdoor educator is a huge asset, having taught mountaineering, climbing, rafting, sailing, sea kayaking and in the futre, hopefully diving. The last few years I've been helping family out and getting lost with the conventional ideas of what life is; it turns out I love exploring, adventure and all things water. Instead of resisting my true nature, I'm learning to live a life on my terms. Right now I'm 37, a young 37 and hope to become skilled as a Marine Tech and get my captains license to live a life sailing, diving, and surfing while supporting myself and doing conservation work along the way. As of Nov 1st my plans are open and looking for sailing opportunites as well as school for Scientific Diving in January 2022. If, you have a crew position available and think I would be a good fit, reach out! I'm looking to build miles and skills on the water.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: not-say
Dietary requirements: I like to eat mostly healthy and vegetarian but I am flexible and will eat anything available.
Languages: English;
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Marian’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 300
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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 relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Basic keelboat, bareboat cruising, basic coastal ASA 101, 103, 104 2017
Hurricane Island Outward Bound Sailing Instructor Hurricane Island Outward Bound Assistant Instructor 2017

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2018 31 Big Pine Key, FL keys/Turkey Basin, FL keys 60 Crew 11 Hurricane Island Outward Bound Staff Sailing Expedition
2018 31 Big Pine Key/Flamingo, Everglades National Park 100 Crew 12 Hurricane Island Outward Bound Sailing Instructor Course
2018 31 Wheeler bay, ME /Saint George River 40 Crew 12 Hurricane Island Outward Bound Return Sailing Instructor Course
2018 31 Wheeler bay, ME/Vinalhaven, ME 100 Watch-leader 12 16 -18year old sailing/backpacking Outward Bound course( I was an assistant instructor)
2017 31 Wheeler bay, ME/Vinalhaven, ME 50 Student 12 Hurricane Island Outward Bound Sailing Instructor Course
2017 31 Wheeler bay, ME/Vinalhaven, ME 100 Student 12 Hurricane Island Outward Bound Sailing
2017 31 Wheeler Bay, ME/Saint George River, ME 80 Crew 12 16 -18year old sea/backpack Outward Bound course( I was an assistant instructor)
2017 41 foot Morgan Out Island Tavernier Key, FL/Big Pine Key, FL 60 Student 4 ASA 101, 103, 104
2017 21 Sea Pearl Georgetown, Bahamas/Exumas 60 Crew 3 7 day personal camping/sailing/snorkeling with Dad and Stepmom
2017 31 Wheeler bay, ME/North Haven, ME 100 Watch-leader 12 16 -18year old sailing/backpacking Outward Bound course( I was an assistant instructor)
2012 Alabama Schooner Marthas Vinyard/Neighboring island 25 Other 20 no ( my family chartered the schooner)
1997 32 Trimiran Roatan/Belize city 300 Crew 2 Sailing trip with Dad
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