Michael Shell, male, 60

Ref 49285

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Hildebran, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; North Indian Ocean & Red Sea; South East Asia & East Asia; South Indian Ocean; South Pacific Islands; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 500 ocean miles / 2979 coastal miles
I began sailing Sunfish and Hobie Cats at 9 years old and took several sailing trips over the years with friends and family. I sailed with my parents in the Caribbean and Croatia in the mid-1980's. In 2016, my wife and I sailed with 2 couples on a 46' Beneteau in the BVI's and it lit my fire for sailing again. I got my ASA 101, 103 & 104 courses shortly after that and took my wife and 2 daughters on a honeymoon sail trip back to the BVI's. Since then we have sailed the San Juan Islands, Tampa Bay area, La Paz, MX, St. Martin, Greek Islands and Croatia. I am now looking for something more substantial that includes some ocean sailing.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None. Will eat anything.
Languages: English;
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Michael’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 500 / Coastal: 2979
Nights at sea: 50+
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
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2022 41 St. Martin, FWI/St. Martin. FWI 171 Captain 5 Cruising
2022 41 Dubrovnik, Croatia/Dubrovnik, Croatia 182 Captain 4 Cruising
2021 41 Lavrion, Greece/Lavrion, Greece 174 Captain 5 Cruising
2021 41 La Paz, MX/La Paz, MX 195 Captain 5 Cruising
2018 34 St. Petersburg, FL/St. Petersburg. FL 141 Captain 2 Cruising
2018 39 Bellingham, WA/ Bellingham, WA 155 Captain 4 Cruising
2017 36 Nanny Cay, BVI/Nanny Cay, BVI 172 Captain 5 Cruising
2016 46 Tortola, BVI/Tortola, BVI 145 Watch-leader 6 Cruising
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