Sean O'Callaghan, male, 26

Ref 41035

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Savannah GA, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 400 ocean miles / 30 coastal miles
Hi! I'm a 26YO electrical engineer from Georgia, USA currently taking time off for travel and skillbuilding. I'm currently riding my old motorbike around the world, and looking to work in some sailing experience as well, so that I may one day get my own boat and cross the Atlantic. I play a number of instruments, and always bring one when traveling. I'm easygoing and eager to learn, so if you need a handyman/engineer, hit me up! Skillset: -As a lifelong tinkerer, I'm a pretty good handyman, and very familiar with engines. I taught myself to fix mowers as a kid to earn pocket money, and started rebuilding antique motorcycles, which kicked off my passion for them. I've repaired a couple inboard Diesels as well, but I'm not so familiar with them yet. -Being an electrical engineer, I'm also very familiar with wiring, soldering, power systems and generation, solar arrays and batteries. -Spending weeks on the back of my motorbike has taught me to solve problems with limited tools. -My father was a professional antique restorer, and growing up in his shop, I picked up some woodworking knowhow too. -The field I work in has to do with wireless sensor systems, so I have a good understanding of radio operation and I'm a licenced HAM operator (KG5WWA).
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements:
Languages: English;
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Sean’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: less than 1
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 400 / Coastal: 30
Nights at sea: 1-10
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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 53 Man O War Cay, Bahamas/Sunbury, GA, USA 434 Crew 3
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