Russell Case, male, 64

Ref 44786

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Honolulu (where the mail goes), United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 15000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Greetings. I am an early retired international lawyer (fifty plus countries). I just finished (June 2022) a Martinique to Newport, RI trip aboard an Amel 53. Prior to that, a jaunt about the Pearl Islands in the Gulf of Panama aboard a Fontaine Paget. Before that an unfortunately aborted Hawaii to Seattle trip when a rigging breakdown four days out required a return. A Detroit to NYC gig. Three weeks about the Marquesas succeeded a Panama to Marquesas passage aboard a Lagoon 450. Prior to that it was a Chilean fjords passage (three months in transit). My first passage was when still young. A Hawaii to California passage, US citizen. Fully vaccinated. Experienced racer (club, state, national). Experienced cruiser (multiple bareboat — Hawaii [8 trans-channels, interisland], Caribbean [3x, multi week, first mate and captain], Tonga and Turkey. Over 100 nights on the ocean. Hundreds of solo night watch hours. First mate, crew chief and crew. Over 13K NM oceanic.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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Russell’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 15000 / Coastal: 5000
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
2022 Custom 55 Steel Hilo, Hawaii/Astoria, Oregon (rigging failure caused turn-back) 960 Crew 3
2022 Amel 53 Martinique/Newport, Rhode Island 1954 Crew 3
2021 Lagoon 450 Panama/Marquesas 4500 Watch-leader 7 No
2021 Cattaline 35 Nuku Hiva, Marquesas/Nuku Hiva, Marquesas 250 Crew 5
2020 40 ft custom ketch Puerto Natales, Chile /Puerto Eden, Chike 0 Watch-leader 2 No
2019 Lagoon 450 Ibiza, Spain/South Carolina, USA 5000 Watch-leader 3 No
1991 Beneteaus up to 56 ft Multiple Bareboat Chartrrs/Turkey Tonga BVI Grenadines Turkey 0 Captain 6 No
1980 55 ft custom ocean racer Hawaii/California 2500 Crew 5 No
January 0 / 0 0
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