john shuler, male, 47

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: St Thomas, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 31000 ocean miles / 5000 coastal miles
Experienced 46yo male citizen of USA. Clear passport. Seasoned crew with about ~36,000nm, mostly ocean passages. Completed ARC Europe 2014, Carib 1500 2014, Pacific Puddle Jump 2015. Med crossing 2015. Fiji to Australia 2015. Maldives to Sri Lanka (& back) 2016. Solomon Islands to Indonesia 2016. Honolulu to Seattle 2016. ARC+ (route) 2018. Pacific Puddle Jump 2019 (Panama -> Fiji). Fiji -> NZ 2019. Interested in all locations, prefer 1+ week passages. Non-smoker. Non-drinker on vessel. Always happy to pitch in and do whatever needs to be done. ASA certified 101/103/104. Basic mechanical skills. Advanced computer skills. All the routine offshore skills, including weather routing. First aid & CPR certified. Have all my own gear, including offshore PFD, safety harness, tether, foulies, headlamp, etc. Many sailing references available upon request. Glad to answer any questions, let's find out if we are a good fit. Very flexible with dates and locations.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Nut allergy. Can be around them, just not eat them.
Languages: English; Spanish; I speak some Spanish. I can get by and am comfortable in Spanish speaking countries, but not fluent.
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john’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 31000 / 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
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
ASA 104 ASA 2013
ASA 103 ASA 2013
ASA 101 ASA 2013

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2019 Lagoon 450S Panama City, Panama/Savusavu, Fiji 7000 Watch-leader 4 PPJ
2019 Outremer 51 Vuda, Fiji/Opua, New Zealand 1300 Watch-leader 3
2018 Catana 48 Mindelo, Cabo Verde/Martinique 2000 Watch-leader 5
2018 Catana 48 Las Palmas, Canary Islands/Mindelo, Cabo Verde 1000 Watch-leader 5
2016 Norseman 400 Hawaii, USA/Seattle, USA 3000 Watch-leader 3
2016 Maple Leaf 60 Solomon Islands/Indonesia 1900 Watch-leader 3
2016 Custom catamaran Maldives/Sri Lanka 500 Watch-leader 3
2015 Malcolm Tennant Greece/Spain 1300 Watch-leader 4
2015 Irwin 52 Panama/Ecuador 656 Watch-leader 6
2015 Irwin 52 Ecuador/French Polynesia 3726 Watch-leader 4
2015 Irwin 52 Fiji/Australia 1800 Watch-leader 3
2014 Malcolm Tennant USA/Portugal 3300 Watch-leader 3 ARC-E
2014 Malcolm Tennant Portugal/Italy 1500 Watch-leader 3
2014 Cheoy Lee 42 South Carolina, USA/USVI 1500 Watch-leader 2
2013 Island Packet 40 USVI/BVI 100 Crew 5
2013 Morgan 38 Miami, USA/Dominican Republic 860 Watch-leader 4
2013 Hanse 400 Bermuda/USA 770 Watch-leader 5
2013 Hanse 400 USVI/Bermuda 960 Watch-leader 5
2013 Morgan 38 Dominican Republic/USVI 300 Watch-leader 2
2008 Gibsea 43 USVI/BVI 100 Student 4
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