Ref 26184

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Birmingham, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 10000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
I am a recovering lawyer, a USCG Licensed captain and FAA certificated pilot. I'm fun loving, adventurous, team focused, chill and fun. I have advanced mechanical skills and I have considerable blue water experience including: one Atlantic crossing as mate aboard an '06 Lagoon 420 (ARC Europe 2018); and as captain of a Catalina 42 on a 2018-2020 trek from San Diego, CA down the Baja, across the Sea of Cortez, south to and through the Panama Canal and north through the Caribbean to Gulf Shores, AL. I soloed the last 630 mile leg from Cancun MX to Alabama USA. I have solid references. I get along with everyone, I’m considerate, helpful and courteous. Looking to meet like minded sailors for travel and adventure, contribute to and live the cruising lifestyle.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: I try to limit gluten in my diet.
Languages: English; Spanish;
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NEIL’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 10000 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Catalina 42 Panama City RP/Colon RP 73 Captain 6 Panama Canal Transit
2018 Catalina 42 Mazatlan/Colon RP 2500 Captain 2 none
2018 Catalina 42 San Diego/Mazatlan MX 1500 Captain 2 none
2018 Lagoon 42 Tortola/Portugal 2500 Crew 5 ARC
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