Tim Bittel, male, 78

Ref 7841

Nationality: United States
Currently based in: , United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 60000 ocean miles / 140000 coastal miles
USCG Master 100 tons Sail and Power ) expiry June, 2026. Total miles 200,000+ NM including offshore 55,000 NM+ and 5000 +solo. Mileage is roughly divided 70% sail/ 30% power. Trans-Atlantic (3), Trans-Pacific(2), Trans Equator (2), South Pacific, North and South Atlantic, Western Mediterranean, West Indies and Bahamas from Trinidad to Miami, Panama, Cayman Islands, Eight Gulf stream crossings. LAKES: all five Great Lakes. RIVERS: Ohio; Mississippi; Tennessee; Hudson; CANALS: du Midi, Alsace Region, Welland, Tenn.-Tom, New York Position Based on owner needs, the vessel, and the route I can come on board as Captain, Stand-by Captain, First Mate, Watch stander or Trainer. Example of Vessels Operated SAIL : Hylas, Swan, Wauquiez, Oyster 66 Balance 526 Catamaran; Leopard 45’, Fountaine Pajot 40 and 50’, Sunreef 62’,Catalina, Hallberg Rassy, Bob Perry Lafitte 44, POWER Ocean Yachts, Caver Motor Yachts, Richardson, Bertram, Trumphy, Century, Egg Harbor, Back Cove, Nordlund 78, , Trojan, Boston Whaler, MV Holiday (49 passenger- Lake Erie), 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). Mediator training at Northwestern University. 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 will not sail on a boat, which allows smoking in cabin; Alcohol by others is no concern –but not to excess underway. No dietary restrictions but require healthy food and good coffee. No meds or health limitations; Reasonable cooking skills. Advanced Open Water PADI diver (300+ dives) Red Cross First Aid and CPR Card. Hiker; Snow Skier, Mountain Biker; USA passport (expiry June 2026). Covid 19 Vax completed March, .2021 plus Booster. Passage Making Goals 1) Safe passage without crew injury or vessel damage 2) leave vessel and crew better than when I came aboard 3) Help create pleasant and professional environment with no drama and no yelling. If you want to push a boat to its limits—don’t call me, we will not be compatible. Depending on the trip, I usually come aboard with a Fluke meter ; a few tools; a Garmin In Reach locator/transmitter; 406 PLB EPIRB; standalone GPS/tablet with Time Zero Nav system. I can also provide an Iridium Phone on request. Offshore sailing with people who do not know each other can be wonderful 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 experiences of others. Additional crew Depending on the voyage, additional experienced offshore crew may be available. Costs and Fees Negotiable depending on vessel and voyage. References: from crew who have sailed with 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: 60000 / Coastal: 140000
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
Captain Auxiliary Sail and Power U.S. Coast Guard 100 GRT 0
MASTER 100 tons sail and power US COAST GUARD Master 0

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2023 Oyster 56 Capetown/Salvador Brazil via St. Helena 3900 Watch-leader 3 Oyster World Rally
2022 Fountaine Pigot Saba 50 Panama/NuKu Hiva via Galapagos 4100 Captain 5 none
2022 SUNREEF 62 Las Palmas/St Lucia via Mindelo 3100 Watch-leader 4 no
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 Oyster 62 Antigua/Newport RI via Bermuda 1550 Watch-leader 4 NO
2019 Balance 56 Catamaran Natal,Brazil/Prickly Bay, Grenada 2050 Watch-leader 3 no
2013 Bob Perry Laffite 44 West Indies/ 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
2008 Bob Perry Lafitte 44 West Indies / 50 Captain 2 No
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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