Michael Nelson, male, 60

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Sarasota, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 80 coastal miles
I am 60 years old, divorced, single, healthy, retired. Short personal history, I grew up in Southern California. At 22 I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and worked in my career as a firefighter, paramedic and retired as a fire captain. I was divorced over 3 years ago, sold my house in the Vegas area, and moved to Sarasota, Florida. Early in my time in Las Vegas, I owned a 25 foot McGregor sailboat. I used to crew and sail in the sailboat races on Lake Mead. I have also sailed my boat to Catalina out of Long Beach, California a couple of times. It has been a long time since I have been sailing. My experience is fairly limited, and I am a bit rusty. But I am willing to learn and work. My plan is to have my own boat eventually, sail to fun places in the world, meet fantastic people, and enjoy my life. I am a kind person and I work well with others. I am willing to go anywhere in the world. My finances are secure, and my time is my own. I do need a bit of time to finish fixing a home I own in Palmetto, Florida. As soon as I get it on the market I should be ready to go...probably in January, 2023.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None, although I prefer a lower carb diet. I am not picky.
Languages: English;
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Michael’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 80
Nights at sea: 1-10
I have experience as: New to sailing
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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
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