Myles Kaufmann, male, 25

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Nationality: Trinidad and Tobago
Currently based in: Málaga, Spain
Looking for: Caribbean; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Greetings! My name is Myles Kaufmann, and I’m a 25 y/o male from the beautiful islands of Trinidad and Tobago. I spent my childhood racing Optimist dinghy’s competitively, having represented Trinidad in regattas around the world. I’ve attached photos of some highlight sailing moments. After my Opti career ended, I continued serving as a dinghy sailing instructor to pass on my wisdom and skill sets to the next generation. I am willing and able to help as crew on your journey. My “big boat” experience is limited, however I’m open-minded to learning any skills that will facilitate a successful crossing for you. I have also worked in restaurant kitchens for the past year. I very much enjoy working with food and would be honoured to help sustain the crew with healthy and delicious meals on a daily basis. I plan to see my family in Trinidad for Christmas. The timing of the ARC Atlantic crossing from the Canaries to the Caribbean coincides perfectly with my plans. If I can join you and your crew for this journey to the Canary Islands, it will also help me get one step closer to actualizing this vision of mine. I can be contacted on WhatsApp at +14168160731, call/text at +34647891778, or email at [email protected] I look forward to hearing back from you when you get a chance!
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Myles’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 0
I have experience as: Instructor (Ocean Sailing)
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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

Repairing or making sailsx
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