Tim Bittel, male, 76

Ref 7841

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: , United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 40000 ocean miles / 170000 coastal miles
USCG Master 100 tons Sail and Power, Commercial (serial # 000381388) expires October, 2021. Total underway miles > 210,000+ NM including Ocean > 40,000+ NM and > 5000 solo. Mileage is roughly divided 70% sail/ 30% power. Past Areas of Operation include, South Pacific Galapagos to Nuku Hiva; Trans Atlantic;North and South Atlantic between RI and Brazil and out to Africa Coastal Waters; Bahamas, Turks and Caicos; Puerto Rico, Panama, Brazil Dominican Republic; All Virgins; Windwards; Leewards; Grenadines; Mediterranean, Rivers: Ohio. Mississippi; Tennessee all Great Lakes; Hudson River; Canals: New York, du Midi, Welland, Tenn-Tom; Atlantic Coastal between Charleston to RI; Seven Gulf stream crossings. Example of Vessels Operated SAIL : Hylas, Swan, Wauquiez, Catalina, Bob Perry Lafitte 44, POWER Ocean Yachts, Caver Motor Yachts, Nordlund, Hallberg Rassy,Balance Richardson, Bertram, Trumphy, Fountain Pijot, Century, Egg Harbor, Back Cove, Trojan, Boston Whaler, MV Holiday (49 passenger- Lake Erie), Victoria Clipper (300+ passenger Seattle –Victoria B.C. Ferry). Have served as “from the factory “delivery skipper for Ocean and Carver Yachts. Non-sailing Education BS- Case Institute Technology (cum laude); JD -Cleveland Marshall School of Law (magna cum laude). Vessel Repair/Maintenance Above average repair skills for most shipboard systems based on a lifetime of owning and operating boats and 8 years as a live aboard in the West Indies . Experience includes complete rebuild of three salvaged vessels. Upon boarding for the first time, expect a mini survey of the vessel, its systems, equipment, rigging, spares, tools, and safety gear. Completed Yanmar diesel course. Personal No smoke, alcohol, drugs, allergies, seasickness.. I prefer boats non smoking boats; Alcohol by others is no concern –but not to excess underway. No dietary restrictions but require healthy food and good coffee. No meds, health problems or limitations; Reasonable cooking skills. No “hot bunking”. Advanced Open Water PADI diver ( 300 dives) . Red Cross First Aid and CPR Card. Hiker; Snow Skier, Mountain Biker; USA passport. Passage Making The goals are 1) return safely with a happy, healthy, more cohesive and better-trained crew; 2) Do not break the boat; 3) No drama and no yelling. Depending on the trip, I usually come aboard with a Fluke meter ; a few tools; a Garmin In Reach locator/transmitter; and a 406 EPIRB PLB. PC with Time Zero Nav program and GPS; can also provide an Iridium Phone on request. Weather routing for Atlantic, Caribbean and Bahamas can be provided . Offshore sailing with people who do not know each other can be great or a disaster. Everyone must be completely candid about abilities, expectations and the condition of the vessel. This resume is accurate and I expect equal candor and accuracy regarding you, your vessel and your expectations. I enjoy working with folks who want to learn and equally open to learning from the experience of others. Additional crew Depending on the voyage additional experienced offshore crew may be available. Position Depending on owner needs, the vessel, and the voyage I can come on board as Captain or as Crew. Costs and Fees Negotiable depending on vessel and voyage. . References and Information Exchange References from crew who have sailed for me; owners for whom I have delivered yachts, marine professionals, and fellow cruisers can willingly be provided. Similarly I may request references from you; the most recent ship survey; rigging inspection report if available ; and your basic route/cruise plan including anticipated total number of persons on board
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: none
Languages: English;
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Tim’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 40000 / Coastal: 170000
Nights at sea: 50+
I have experience as: Captain (Offshore)
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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
Repairing or making sailsx
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
MASTER 100 tons sail and power US COAST GUARD Master 0
Captain Auxiliary Sail and Power U.S. Coast Guard 100 GRT 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Leopard 45 Menorca/Santa Cruz, Tenerife 1450 Watch-leader 2 no
2021 Fountain Pajot Lavewzz75i 40 Las Palmas/Malaga,Spain 475 Watch-leader 3 none
2020 Hallberg Rassy 48 Puerto Ayora, Galapagos /NuKu Hiva, French Polynesia 3200 Watch-leader 3 World Arc
2019 Norlund MotorYacht 68 Colon, Panama/Fort Meyers,FL via Caymans 1450 Captain 4 NO
2019 Hallberg Rassy 48 Las Palmas, Grand Canaria/Rodney Bay, St. Lucia via Mindelo,Cape Verde 3100 Watch-leader 4 ARC +
2019 Balance 56 Catamaran Natal,Brazil/Prickly Bay, Grenada 2050 Watch-leader 3 no
2019 Oyster 62 Antigua/Newport RI via Bermuda 1550 Watch-leader 4 NO
2018 Lafitte 44 Carribean/Grenadines, St Lucia 50 Captain 3 no
2017 various Carribean/all islands 50 Captain 2
2016 various Carribean/all islands 50 Captain 2 no
2015 various Carribean/all islands 50 Captain 2 no
2014 various Caribbean /all islands 50 Captain 2 no
2013 various Caribbean/all islands 50 Captain 2 no
2013 Lafitte 44 Hampton Va/Virgin Gorda, BVI 1500 Captain 4 Salty Dog
2009 Lafitte 44 St George Grenada/Cleveland,Ohio 2600 Captain 2 no rally
2007 Carver 57 Chicago /Cleveland,Ohio 650 Captain 0
2007 Lafitte 44 Hampton Va/Roadtown BVI 1500 Captain 4 Carribean 1500
2006 Carver 48 Green Bay, Wisconsin /Sandusky,Ohio 500 Captain 3 no
2006 Hylas 46 St Thomas/Bermuda 900 Watch-leader 3 no rally
2002 Hylas 46 New York/St. Thomas 1400 Watch-leader 3 None
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