Mark Wenning, male, 59

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Louisville, Kentucky, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; Central & North America; Mediterranean & Black Sea; South America; South East Asia & East Asia; South Indian Ocean; South Pacific Islands; West Africa & South Atlantic Islands; Western Europe & North Atlantic Islands;
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 500 coastal miles
Hi, my name’s Mark and I'm a fully retired fun loving guy! I’ve had a love of sailing since my earlier days living near the Outer Banks of North Carolina while serving in the US Marines. Gaining ocean sailing experience anywhere is currently at the top of my bucket list. I'd especially like to join a great boat and crew for an Atlantic crossing. I've bareboat chartered as skipper several times out of Miami to Bimini and down through the Florida Keys, unfortunately all of my experience has been coastal cruising. I'm highly interested and ready to meet and discuss your upcoming adventure regardless of location or destination. I'm prepared to pay travel expenses to and from the boat. I'm physically fit, responsible and respectful of those I’m around and expect the same of others. My personality tends to be more laid back and easygoing, yet very social and fun spirited. I haven’t sailed much recently, but I’m gearing up and ready to expand my ocean sailing skills prior to buying my own boat.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: No food restrictions. No food allergies. I eat healthy plus I enjoy sharing in cooking and preparing meals.
Languages: English;
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Mark’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 500
Nights at sea: 11-49
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
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Bareboat certification ASA 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2014 Hunter 49 Miami Florida/Bahamas 60 Captain 6 independent
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