Michael Allgaier, male, 73

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Holland, Michigan, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America;
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
I’m 76. Been sailing since I was 18. I’ve sailed the Great Lakes, Eastern seaboard and the Caribbean for work and pleasure. I’ve accumulated approximately 10,000 ocean miles delivering boats as far East as Bermuda, as far South as Grenada and West to Curacao.I’ve accomplished all my sailing goals, but one - an East to West Atlantic crossing. Though a crossing is my ultimate goal, any longer passage would be considered. I can cook, clean, stand watch, steer a course and do most things that need to be done on a boat. What I can’t do any longer is lift a lot of weight, ie hauling a big CQR or hoisting a huge mainsail. Other than that, I’m good to go. I’m easy-going, quiet, introspective and enjoy deep conversations. I’m a grandfather and retired teacher, so if there’s any families out there, I’m your guy. I would welcome the opportunity to be considered for crew and would be willing to pay my fair share of boat expenses.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None.
Languages: English;
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Michael’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 5000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
American Sailing Association 101, 103, 104, 105 2007

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2012 Shannon 38 St. Thomas, VI/Youngstown, New York via Hudson River/Erie Canal 22 Crew 4
2011 Hinckley Sou’wester 42 Erie, Pennsylvania/ Ludington, Michigan 7 Crew 0
2011 35 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida/Freeport Bahamas 2 Crew 3
2011 Sunsail 41 Annapolis, Maryland/Norfolk, Virginia 1 Crew 3
2010 New Zeeland 65’ custom Pilot House Ketch Beaufort, North Carolina/St. Thomas, USVI 10 Crew 4
2010 Stevens 50 Wilmington, North Carolina/Key Largo, Florida 8 Crew 4
2010 Irwin 60 St. Thomas, USVI/ Grenada, West Indie Islands 16 Crew 4
2010 New Zeeland 65’ custom Pilot House Ketch Curacao, Lesser Antiles Islands/St. Thomas, USVI 12 Crew 4
2009 Beneteau 32 Tortola BVI/Tortola BVI 10 Captain 2
2008 Mariner 36 Chicago, Illinois/Mackinaw Island, Michigan 4 Crew 0
2008 Island Packet 35 Gloucester, Massachusetts /Beaufort, North Carolina 8 Crew 4
2008 J-44 Hamilton, Bermuda /Rye, New York 5 Crew 5
1987 Personal Boat(s) Holland, MI/Holland, MI 1 Captain 1 Day Sails/Occasional Overnight
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