Matt McLean, male, 40

Ref 48853

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Toronto, Canada
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; South America;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Paramedic who gets on well with everyone. Team player, who can listen and take orders. I like to be safe. I think I'm a conservative sailer. I don't seem to get sea sick, but maybe just a little land sick once back on land :) No ocean sailing experience. Just Great Lakes Cruising and evening and weekend Racing. Led a youth sailing program as a teen. Windsurfer for 20 years. Raced on a Beneteau 36.7 through university and spent most of my time on the bow. Now own a 30 foot 90s cruising boat that I weekend on with my wife and 5 year old son in summers in Georgian Bay. I can handle nights, calm and cool when shit hits the fan. ...and I think I know my way around the kitchen.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: Vegan, and I try to stay away from milk products. But I'm flexible and can and will eat anything :)
Languages: English;
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Matt’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1000
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
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
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