Mark Swanson, male, 68

Ref 48114

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Saratoga Springs, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
Retired couple sailing a Valiant 40. We plan to sail in the 2021 ARC 1500. We are looking for 1 crew.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: partnered
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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Mark’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / Coastal: 3000
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
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 cruising skills

Using a sextant for astro-navigationx
Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Valiant 40 Jacksonville/Boothbay MA 1100 Captain 3 No
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