Shane Parker, male, 23

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Gibsonia, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 0 ocean miles / 0 coastal miles
An adaptable, young, and adventurous guy who has always made life interesting through learning from the people around me. I was fleet captain for my university's sailing club where I sailed small boats for 3 years and raced in 3 regattas. Those that know me would say I am a handy man with an ability to get along with a diverse range of characters. Outside of my interest in sailing, I am an avid canoeist, open air painter, long distance bikepacker, backpacker, runner, fisher, guitar player, and adventurer. After earning my BS in Geology, I spent my time as a carpenter, lab tech, math tutor, landscaper, and traveling painter. I spent three years primitive camping and doing crew work excavating dinosaur fossils in the desert steppe environment of Utah's Jurassic National Monument. This year I did a 550 mile solo bikebacking trip through the Great American Plains. Over the years I have found myself living in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Montana. I have a strong work ethic and desire to learn regardless of the environment I am thrown in.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Shane’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 0 / Coastal: 0
Nights at sea: 0
I have experience as: New to sailing
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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
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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

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
January 0 FJ, 420, snark, sunfish, hobie cat / 0 Captain 1
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