Philip Burger, male, 72

Ref 31871

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Longmont, Colorado , United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Mediterranean & Black Sea; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 3000 coastal miles
I learned to sail during my university years and have owned boats of various sizes for much of my life. My most recent boat was a Pacific Seacraft 37 which was kept in the southeastern US from 2005-2007. I sailed in the 2007 ARC Rally from St. Augustine, FL to Lagos Portugal with various family members as crew. The boat remained in Mediterranean waters for 10 years cruising as far east as Turkey and the Greek islands. I sold the boat in 2017. Now being without a boat I am interested in finding the occasional crewing opportunity. I am a mechanical engineer with extensive boat systems knowledge and am a good problem solver. I am a decent cook and have an easygoing disposition. In 2004 I crewed on a Swan delivery from Bermuda to St. Martin and found it easy to fit into the group.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Philip’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / Coastal: 3000
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Personal Experience as owner and captain over decades 1970

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2007 Pacific Seacraft 37 Cutter St. Augustine, FL/Lagos, Portugal 4500 Captain 3 ARC
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