Matthew Williams, male, 38

Ref 78348

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Freeport, Bahamas
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 60 ocean miles / 1590 coastal miles
I have owned two boats, a Hunter 31, and now a Gemini 105MC, completed my RYA Day Skipper class/certification, and my FCC GROL. After purchase, I sailed my current boat from Lake Champlain NY to Freeport Bahamas, sailing outside much of the trip with the exception of Norfolk VA to Morehead City NC, and 2 days in FL. I had one crew member with zero experience for half of the trip and I completed the other half solo. This and my week-long Day Skipper class constitute the vast majority of my sailing experience. I am very open to learning new techniques/skills and look forward to offshore passages. I have never been sea sick yet, knock on wood.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Matthew’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 60 / Coastal: 1590
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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 VHF radiox
Diesel engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
RYA Day Skipper Royal Yachting Association Day Skipper 2023

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Sailing Catamaran Ft Lauderdale, FL, USA/Eliot Key, FL, USA 150 Student 4 No
2023 Sailing Catamaran Willsboro, NY, USA/Freeport, Bahamas 1500 Captain 1 No
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