Sonja Novotny, female, 44

Ref 46627

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Savusavu, Fiji
Looking for: Central & North America; South Pacific Islands;
Experience: 1500 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
My 42ft Privilege catamaran is fully outfitted for bluewater cruising. The previous owners sailed from the Caribbean to Florida, then back down through the Panama Canal, Hawaii, then stopping at all of the South Pacific islands to New Caledonia. From there, I began our sail back east, starting with the passage to Fiji in 2022, then on to either French Polynesia or Hawaii, eventually arriving in California.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: not-say
Dietary requirements: I prefer we eat vegetarian onboard, but tolerant of other people’s choices. No drinking while on passage, but on anchor or in marinas is just fine.
Languages: English;
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Sonja’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1500 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 11-49
I have experience as: Coastal Skipper
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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
Diesel engine maintenancex
Outboard engine maintenancex

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Ship’s Master 100GT, STCW, Sailing & Security endorsements USCG 2019

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
January 0 42ft Catamaran Noumea, New Caledonia/Vuda, Fiji 700 Captain 3 N/A
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