Paul Schmidt, male, 62

Ref 46016

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Sugar Land, Tx, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 20000 ocean miles / 020000 coastal miles
Growing up in San Juan PR, I ended up on the water ~age 4 (mostly cruising in the Caribbean) By the late 70s, on the Texas Gulf Coast, took to racing (one design and some cruising class) I retired in 2021 after 39 yrs with Shell (RD in material Science and Process Development) Ocean sailing is the draw now. I am always intrigued by the learnings from the variety of people and situations encountered. Over the years I have confirmed that 'any group' with a passion for sailing is a compatible bunch.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English; Spanish;
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Paul’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 20000 / Coastal: 020000
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Beneteau 393 Kemah Tx/Tampa Fl 770 Watch-leader 4 Independent
2016 Hallberg Rassy 42 Tortola /Bermuda 1000 Watch-leader 3 ARC Europe
2015 Beneteau Sense 50 Puerto Rico /Annapolis Md 1500 Watch-leader 3 Independent
2014 Beneteau Sense 50 Portsmouth Va/Tortola 1500 Watch-leader 5 Carib 1500
2014 Bavaria 42 Bahamas/Bermuda 920 Watch-leader 4 independent
2012 Cyclades 50.5 Tortola/Kemah Texas 2200 Captain 5 independent
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