Michael Dillard, male, 66

Ref 33428

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Chicago, United States
Looking for: Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 5000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
We have a v42 Tayana and have been participating in the ARC Europe rally. Sadly, we have had some serious engine trouble and are currently in Ponto Delgada replacing our engine. We still have the 3rd leg of the trip to go and have sent our crew off on other boats. We hope to set sail from Ponto Delgada to Lagos, Portugal within about 3 weeks and are looking for crew for this passage. Will take about a week - 850 nm.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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Michael’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 5000 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx
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