Walter Norris, male, 67

Ref 25649

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Beaufort, NC, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; South East Asia & East Asia; South Pacific Islands; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 2600 ocean miles / 3500 coastal miles
64 yrs. old fit and in great health. Experience includes 15 years of diesel and gasoline engine experience, Managed 3 boatyards responsible for maintenance, repair and upkeep on wide variety of sailing vessels 22-48 feet. Rigging, Hull and Mechanical Experience commissioning new sailing vessels 22-50 feet and responsible for final delivery and shakedown cruises for new owners. Experience in delivery of boats and sailing vessels up and down inside (ICW) and outside (Atlantic Ocean) Atlantic coast of US from the Upper Maine Coast to Key West Fla./Gulf Coast Punta Gorda Area and Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds and offshore waters of NC. Have owned 6 sailboats thru the years and present owner of 380 Catalina and I am looking for more travel experience to other Countries/Continents and in anticipation of Caribbean and other cruising I would like to do. Lots of single-handed experience. Past Fleet Captain of Pamlico Sailing Club. If it matters, I am also an Accomplished and published Photographer with documented credits. Easy to get along with, Hard worker and pride of professionalism in all that I do. Hold a valid US Passport, well traveled and have a pretty much open schedule for weather windows & departure times. All References available upon request.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Walter’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 2600 / Coastal: 3500
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2020 Sail Port of Baltimore, MD/New Bern, NC 600 Captain 2
2019 Sail/Hallberg-Rassey St. John/Deltaville, VA 691 Watch-leader 2
2018 Sailing Sloop/Cutter November 1/December 1 1200 Captain 2
2018 Sailing Sloop September 15/October 30 1500 Watch-leader 3
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