Peter Pawlak, male, 67

Ref 45889

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Long Beach, CA, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1200 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Hi, I am seeking long ocean passage experience prior to taking delivery of our Balance 482 catamaran in June 2022. I have prior ocean racing experience, have ASA 101, 103, 104, and 114 certifications, and have already done one 1,200 nm delivery of a Balance 526 catamaran. My wife and I lease-share a Beneteau 41.1 out of Newport Beach, CA, and I am the skipper. I also skippered an 11-day bareboat charter of a Catana 47 in French Polynesia. I am a retired engineer/IT guy and am fully vaccinated against Covid19, so I have a lot of flexibility. I can crew, cook, stand watches, and fix stuff. I love new experiences and meeting new people.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Peter’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1200 / Coastal: 1000
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Catamarans ASA 114 2020
Bareboat Chartering ASA 104 2020
Coastal Cruising ASA 103 2020
Basic Sailing ASA 101 2020

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Catana 47 Raitea, French Polynesia/Raitea, French Polynesia 275 Captain 6
2021 Beneteau 41.1 Newport Beach, CA/Catalina Island, CA 110 Captain 4
2020 Balance 526 St. Augustine, FL USA/St. Thomas, USVI 1200 Crew 3
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