Mihana Ho, female, 24

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Lahaina, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; North Pacific Islands; South America; South Pacific Islands;
Experience: 3000 ocean miles / 10000 coastal miles
I grew up in a sailing family on Maui, Hawaii. I've grown up on sailboats since I was little, went to junior sailing every summer, and now work on my family's charter boat company as crew. We got our family boat when I was 7 and sailed all around the islands of Hawaii multiple times. When I was 15 my family and I sailed our Lidguard 35 from our home town Lahaina, Maui to French Polynesia. We arrived first in Bora Bora and spent 3 months sailing and exploring the other islands there. During and after college I worked as crew on the boat when my Dad turned the boat into a charter business. Sadly, our awesome family boat full of memories was burned in the recent wildfire that destroyed my whole hometown and so I am planning to go to Europe at the end of September for a backpacking trip and no longer have a job to come back to. I found out about the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers through my old Captain and have become very interested in completing another ocean crossing. I figured since I will be in Europe anyway it would be a good time to look into it! I have a lot of ocean sailing under my belt for being younger. I have crossed all the gnarliest channels in Hawaii numerous times and the Pacific Ocean, I'd love to add the Atlantic Ocean to that list. I have lots of experience driving, trimming sails, can cook below if need, and I'm familiar with being on watches when doing ocean crossings. When sailing to Tahiti my family did 4 hours on & 4 off, 2 people on watch at all times. I am very familiar with the boat I grew up sailing, but I am a coachable person and learn pretty fast, so I am confident I can adapt to a different boat. If you want to learn more you can google GungHo Sailing to find our company's website or find us on Instagram @gunghosailing
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: not-say
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Mihana’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 3000 / Coastal: 10000
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2015 Lidguard 35 monohull Lahaina, Maui/Bora Bora, French Polynesia 2600 Crew 5
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