Stephen Mueller, male, 52

Ref 52341

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: Truckee, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 7800 ocean miles / 1000 coastal miles
Recently retired from a career in the Fire/EMS field after 28 years. I now have the freedom to take large blocks of time and explore the world. I worked on boats in Hawaii during college. I jumped back in with both feet 3 years ago when I met Richard Spindler from Latitude 38 on a trip to Mexico. I ended up the following week on his 63’ cat the Profligate. I helped him and his wife take the catamaran a 1000nm from Puerto Vallarta to San Diego. That’s how my sailing story started. Several more trips since then. Leaving next week to do ARC Europe from St Maarten to Portugal. I enjoy meeting new people and exploring the the many cultures of the world. My wife is very supportive and has also done a 1000nm delivery. She is a nurse and also haves a love of the ocean. I really enjoy the water and water activities (diving, snorkeling, SUP, fishing, surfing, kite boarding is on my list to learn). After 28 years in the California fire service, I remain calm under pressure. Certifications include EMT, CPR, PADI Diver, fire officer. Please reach out if you are looking for a reliable, respectful, out going team mate.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English;
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Stephen’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 7800 / Coastal: 1000
Nights at sea: 50+
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
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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
PADI Diver PADI Open Water 1991
EMT/ CPR SSV EMS Certified 1991

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 47’ FP Catamaran Mallocra, to Gibraltar /Lagos, Portugal 700 Crew 3 No rally
2023 44’ Fountaine Pajot St Maarten /Lagos, Portugal 3800 Watch-leader 4 ARC Europe
2022 Catamaran 63’ San Diego/La Cruz, Mx 1000 Crew 11 Baja HaHa
2022 Catamaran 63’ La Cruz, Mx/San Diego 1000 Watch-leader 4
2021 Catamaran 63’ La Cruz, MX ( Puerto Vallarta /San Diego 1000 Crew 3
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