Walter Ried, male, 69

Ref 43235

Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Bracebridge, Canada
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 1500 ocean miles / 20000 coastal miles
Retired 67 year old dentist Have owned and cruised two oceangoing full keel sailboats along the eastern seaboard of North America and the Bahamas since 1984. 2.5 years of live aboard cruising. Chartered and bareboat skippered mono and multihull sailboats around 40 feet in length in the Caribbean, west coast of Canada and the Great Lakes. Did a 7 day offshore course with The Maryland School of Sailing, Norfolk to Bermuda in 2017. Also the Delmarva coastal cruising course with the same sailing school. Have my coastal and celestial navigation courses through the Canadian Yachting Association and the Maryland School of Sailing respectively. Recently did a 11 day passage from Columbia to Panama, 4 days offshore, 4 days in the San Blas Islands on a Westerly 51 monohull as a crew member. Want to learn more about offshore sailing as a member of a quality sailboat arrangement. Laid back but meticulous about maintenance and navigation. Fit and willing to meet the right boat anywhere. Willing to contribute to the expenses. Enjoy people of all ages.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None
Languages: English; French; German;
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Walter’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 10+
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1500 / Coastal: 20000
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
Using radarx

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Offshore sailing course Maryland School of Sailing Crew 2017
Celestial navigation Maryland School of Sailing 2016
Delmarva coastal cruising course Maryland School of Sailing Crew 2011
Coastal navigation Canadian Sailing Association 2011

Voyage History

Date Boat From/To Miles Role # Crew Rally
2021 Westerly 51 cutter Cartagena, Colombia/Linton Bay, Panama 300 Watch-leader 4
2017 Island Packet 40 Norfolk/Bermuda 700 Crew 6 No
2016 Beneteau 43 St. Vincent/Grenada 500 Captain 6 No
2014 Catania 43 Ocean Class catamaran Matinique/Martinique 400 Captain 6 No
2011 Island Packet 350 Rock Hall Maryland/Georgetown, Exuma 4000 Captain 2 No
2009 Lagoon 38 catamaran British Virgin Islands /US Virgin Islands 400 Captain 6 No
2004 Lagoon 38 catamaran British Virgin Islands/British Virgin Islands 400 Crew 6 Yes, sail a cat with Fatty Goodlander
1995 Grampian 26 sloop Blind River, North Channel Georgian Bay Ontario, Canada /Manitoulin Island and return 600 Captain 4 No
1986 40 foot cutter rigged ketch Gulf Islands, British Columbia/Gulf Islands, British Columbia 500 Captain 3 No
1984 Albert 37 sloop Halifax/Georgetown, Exuma 6000 Captain 2 No
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