Ross Abdurahman, male, 61

Ref 18820

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Edmonton, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 4000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
Hi. Highly experienced small boat sailor, windsurfer and kite surfer. Cruising and racing experience a bit more limited. Recently, spring 2017, completed W-E Atlantic Crossing BVI to Azores to Plymouth, UK as crew and responsible for provisioning and leading the cooking. Past also includes onsiderable lake sailing and crusing on Great Slave L in Northern Canada, some Carribean cruising. 10 years Canadian Marine Rescue Assoc., CGA including operator, coxswain, CCG RHIOT school graduate. Reasonable experience working with composite material repairs (fixing broken sailboats and boards), good mechanical aptitude. Semi retired professional engineer specializing in cold climate (Arctic) buildings engineering in Canadian territories and Russia (until 2008). Can stand watches, very good sail handling, reasonable costal nav, pretty extensive experience at cooking underway. Looking to continue to build my offshore sailing resume and gain more experience.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None, and a good cook. Developed provsioning spreadsheets for most recent crossings.
Languages: English;
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Ross’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 4000 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Watch Leader
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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
Using radarx

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
January 0 42ft Sloop Tortola, BVI/Plymouth UK 4000 Watch-leader 4 None
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