Michael Samson, male, 64

Ref 48140

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Brunswick, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
I am a retired physician who has been boating and sailing for 30+ years. (I was at sea for 18 months as a Navy Ship's doctor in the pacific). I love sailing and am now looking to gain further offshore experience . I have many interests and hobbies including reading, music and sports. I play tennis 3-4 times a week and work out regularly. I have owned multiple boats(28' Grady now), have owned and lived aboard a 40 foot sailboat in the past, and have chartered 40 foot sailboats in coastal Maine waters. I am very familiar with all boat mechanical systems and have done most of my own boat repairs and maintenance. I have cruised the Maine Coast extensively and have sailed down to the Chesapeake. As crew, I can competently handle watch, navigate, make repairs, problem solve, and as a physician can help with medical problems that may arise underway. I have a good sense of humor, am easy going, clean and organized, and take direction well. I am in this for the fun experience, and would look to make any cruise more enjoyable for everyone involved. I have good experience navigating using radar and GPS (in heavy fog or at night). Please consider me for crew for your voyage!
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: 500 / Coastal: 3000
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
Outboard engine maintenancex
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Nighttime sailing and navigation 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2011 Hinkley Bermuda 40 SouthWest Harbor, ME/Camden, ME 300 Captain 2
1993 Freedom 39 Boston/Annapolis, MD 500 Captain 2
1991 Freedom 39 Boston/Eastport Maine 300 Captain 2
1989 Freedom 39 Boston/Martha 200 Captain 2
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