Matthew Cook, male, 51

Ref 44294

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: PORTLAND, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 300 coastal miles
Hello potential boaty. Is that the correct term to use? I currently have completed the ASA certifications through104 (Bareboat Cruising). I am debating about purchasing my own boat and take up the cruising lifestyle. I'd prefer to get more experience sailing before I take on my own boat.. I'm hoping to join others who would like an extra pair of hands while I learn the ropes. My background has been mainly been between real estate both as a handyman and as a realtor and the high tech field where I have spent nearly 20yrs repairing equipment and debugging our products. I'm more than willing to assist with any problems that arise whether it's just an extra pair of hands or someone to take the lead and find out what's wrong. I'm interested in all there is to know about sailing and the cruising lifestyle. I will be an unobtrusive sponge ready to soak up the knowledge you're willing to share.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None. Although I'm not fond of raw tomatoes. Childhood cherry tomato incident, please don't make me relive it.
Languages: English;
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Matthew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 300
Nights at sea: 0
I have experience as: New to sailing
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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

Diesel engine maintenancex

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Padi Advanced Diver Padi Advanced 2019
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