Matthew Burton, male, 21

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Fort Lauderdale, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 50 coastal miles
I am a 20 year old American, with 2 years of experience as a heavy diesel technician, and a 2 year degree in the same field. I decided to leave the land based industry, and have began my career on boats and yachts, and am very eager to learn to sail. In this pursuit, I am also trying to obtain my sea miles and knowledge base required for a Yachtmaster offshore certification. I am a strong, healthy, and handy individual, owing to my experience in a hands on, and mechanical profession.I am a very adept learner, and am generally a sponge for knowledge. As part of my foray into yachting, I have certifications for basic first aid, CPR, fire fighting, and emergency survival techniques and responsibilities while at sea. I have experience in helping with docking procedures on a 50 meter (164 foot) super yacht, as well as experience skippering smaller <20 feet outboard vessels.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: N/A
Languages: English;
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Matthew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 50
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

Other nautical or cruising skills

Using VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
ENG1 MCA 2022
Powerboat Level 2 MCA 2022
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