William Andersen, male, 60

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Nationality: Canada
Currently based in: Punta Gorda, Florida, United States
Looking for: Caribbean; South Pacific Islands;
Experience: 1000 ocean miles / 2000 coastal miles
Please see Youtube for a video of the sailboat: 1976 Contest 34 Florida. 1st Leg: Four to five days and nights from Punta Gorda, Florida to Cancun. In Cancun I'll install a Hydrovane. This will substantially reduce crew fatigue. You won't have to share mooring fees at Cancun. You'l have to be comfortable sailing solo using radar for a few hours each night. 2nd Leg: A few weeks in the Caribbean. To keep costs down we'll anchor off the coast of islands or choose anchorages in island countries that are less expensive. We'll moor when it's time for water and groceries. Also if it's an inexpensive mooring and there are sights to see. 3rd Leg: Through the Panama Canal and the South Pacific Islands to New Zealand. After that we'll see. My professional background: Psychology and criminology degree, counselor to teenagers with behavioural problems, federal government, law school, landlord.
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: single
Dietary requirements: Although I was on a plant based diet - see The China Study on Wikipedia - my main source of protein will be fish we catch from the sea. As for groceries each can buy there own or we can split equally.
Languages: English;
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William’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 4 to 9
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 1000 / Coastal: 2000
Nights at sea: 1-10
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
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