willis sutherland, male, 70

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Nationality: United States
Currently based in: sarasota, United States
Looking for: Worldwide opportunities
Experience: 75 ocean miles / 100 coastal miles
I am Willis Sutherland...Male...73 years young...Retired Accountant...wear a hearing aid...easy going...serious about sailing...do not drink alcohol (well maybe once docked and in Port)..absolutely no drugs...non-smoker...from Sarasota Florida...Veteran (USAF)...Honest and Truthful (Will Knot Stretch the Truth...Or Limit My Weaknesses)...5'8" Height...Weight 181 lbs and decreasing ...Will Pay all my Transportation Expenses and Happily Share On-board/Trip Expenses....Knot Strong...Willing to perform and do any Job asked of me within my ability...Willing Volunteer...and my interests and qualifications: Health: Good...Back Surgery 2013...Limited Walking Off Boat (No problem On Deck)...Presently on a strict Diet...but will eat anything on Passage (except cooked eggs)...Cannot Lift Heavy Items...Positive Attitude (Is That a Health Thing Robert...Probably) I own a 22 foot Catalina -have been sailing for 2+ years generally twice a week -belong and volunteer and keep my boat on the Hard (trailer) at Sarasota Sailing Squadron..Launch and Retrieve My Boat.. -completed the Sarasota Power and Sailing Squadron PILOTING COURSE.. -completed the Sarasota Power and Sailing Squadron Sailing Course -Signed up for RYA Combined Day Skipper & Yacht-master Offshore Course and started first Lesson... -Have Crewed on various sailing boats...Generally under 25 feet... -Belong to Freedom Boat Club and sail their sailboats..passed their internal Offshore Sailing Course with Captain. -Interested in Crewing World-Wide... -Have Extensive Traveling Experience World Wide...Lived in The Azores for 18 Months during Air Force and Love these islands and the Azorean People -Other interests...Certified to fly Sailplanes(Gliders) and Single Engine airplanes, and Astronomy...own 7 telescopes and several Computerized Mounts...Own a 2016 Yamaha Jetski and keep it on my dock... -Humble, Caring, Easy-Going, Sense of Humor, Kind...and Will Do as Told or Directed...You Can Not Make Me Mad or Upset... -Will do multiple Watches on a 24 hour Clock..Will Clean anything on the Boat... -Sailing experience is Bay and Coastal...Plus I give Lessons to anybody interested in Sailing at no coast...starting with 3 points attached to Deck...First Lesson includes teaching Man-Over-Board... -Sail utilizing Navionics. -AND THE BEAT GOES ON
Smoking: non-smoker
Relationship status: married
Dietary requirements: None...BUT...Like Hard Boiled Eggs but knot cooked eggs..
Languages: English;
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willis’s Sailing Experience

Number of years sailing: 1 to 3
Sea miles sailed: Ocean: 75 / Coastal: 100
Nights at sea: 0
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
Competent
I am competent doing this in daylight, or if there is someone more experienced with me
Basic
I have only done this a few times, but I am willing to learn
None
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

Other nautical or relevant qualifications

Qualification Awarding Level Year
Piloting Sarasota Power and Sailing Squadron Completed 1972
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