Ronald Gallagher, male, 57

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Jamestown, United States
Looking for: Caribbean;
Experience: 1500 ocean miles / 900 coastal miles
I’m an easy going guy whom enjoys sailing and boating in general. I’ve been sailing for approximately 20 years, mostly inland. I’ve crewed aboard a Bavaria 40 during 3 separate ARC USA rallies with legs including Tortola to Bermuda, Bermuda to NY, and Fort Lauderdale to Virginia. The last time I was responsible for preparing meals in addition to standing watches. I’ve completed ASA courses 101, 103, 104, and 105. I am a US Sailing Keelboat instructor and USCG licensed - 100 ton Master Inland and Mate near coastal, with sailing and assistance towing endorsements. I also spent 4 1/2 years in the USCG (Electricians Mate) assigned to a SAR station, then 2 different ships before my enlistment ended. I am in very good health and do not regularly take any medications. I usually cover costs getting to and from the boat with the owner covering pre and post trip lodging and meals underway. I have my own safety gear, including a PLB.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: No food allergies, no restrictions.
Languages: English;
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Ronald’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1500 / Coastal: 900
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Crew
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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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Instructor US Sailing Keelboat 2018
100 Ton Masterinland, Near Coastal Mate. Sailing and Towing endorsements USCG 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2018 Bavaria 40 Tortola /Bermuda 900 Crew 3 ARC
2017 Bavaria 40 Fort Lauderdale/Hampton Virginia 600 Crew 3 Post Rally trip
2016 Bavaria 40 Bermuda /New York 500 Crew 3
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