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PIV

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  since Feb 2012
  last sign in 19 Jun 2024
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Embark (Boarding)
ready now to embark anytime
Duration
preferably for at least 2 weeks and for less than 3 months
Disembark
flexible, no specific date
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Locations

 My current location where I'm in person
Canada - Ontario - visible to Boat members only
your vessel's specified boarding location is around ? away from this location
 Boarding location
anywhere
your vessel's boarding location is ? within this Crew member's boarding area
Destinations I'm interested in
preferably within Greece, Gibraltar or France
 Home location usual 'Place of residence'
Canada - Ontario - visible to Boat members only

Personal details

L5   native
speaking natively like a local without a noticeable foreign accent
L4   fluent
speaking fluently with an extensive vocabulary, but with a foreign accent
L3   competent
speaking competently with a solid vocabulary on almost any topic
L2   elementary
speaking enough to get by, but may get lost in a conversation
L1   learning
not speaking the language, but learned enough to say simple sentences
L0   not proficient
may know a few words, but cannot form sentences or ask questions
Languages
speaks native English
learning French
Nationality
Canadian
Gender
male
Age
visible to Free & Premium members only
Civil Status
Widowed
Children
1
Height
173 cm / 5' 8"
Weight
80-85 kg / 176-187 lb

Countries

Countries I've resided in
Canada
Countries I've visited
none

Lifestyle

Eating
I eat any available diet and I prefer vessels with an unrestricted diet aboard
Drinking
I drink moderately and I'm fine with any or no drinking aboard
Smoking
I'm generally a non-smoker and I'm fine with any or no smoking aboard

Experience

Coastal/Ocean sea time
spent at least 1.8 months at sea
Coastal/Ocean sea miles
none

Maritime Qualifications & Certificates

Qualifications / Certifications
none

Boat wanted

Journey
mile building, tourism, any or …other journey
Vessel main propulsion
preferably sail
Vessel hull type
any
Vessel length
preferably over 10 metres (33 ft) in length
Crew & guests aboard
any

Position

Recreational    generally unpaid positions, or contributing towards some agreed expenses

positions of interest
preferably for
 Deckhand   no experience
 Crew   no experience
contribute
- visible to Free & Premium members only
crew to pay an agreed share towards some expenses

Team

Team status
Just me, I'm not bringing any crewmates

Dear Shipmates

Introduction

Save me from this mundane existance!

A little about myself, my interests and my plans

clean & tidydiligentfit & healthyfriendlyorganisedrespectfultrustworthyrarely/unlikely seasickgood listenerno body piercingsno facial piercingsno tattoos at alltravel light (little luggage)eager to learn & workpoliteopen mindedcan pay own expensesavailable on my ownenjoy cookingdon't mind cleaningcan follow orderslearn a language

Recently retired from the realm of aviation security for a Govt. Agency.
I dont want to die on the couch so this is where you come in to save me from myself.

Straight, respectful, no drugs and a non smoker - married for 37 years. Widowed 7 years now. Love to travel, have a great appreciation for different cultures, enjoy cooking, eating, photography, good wine with meals.

I enjoy good music (particularity Oscar Petersen) and most live concerts. I am probably the most musical person I know that can't play an instrument or read music. Could there be a music teacher with a sailboat out there?

I speak just enough French to know how desperately I need to improve. I enjoy most music, except RAP.
This is a selfish endeavor and is more about me finding a sailing mentor. I would love to join a bi-lingual, French speaking crew to improve both my language and sailing skills.

I would prefer anywhere in the Med for up to 3 months with the "right fit" but wouldn't discount other destinations preferably in Europe.

My motivation and reasons to crew on a boat

share experienceseek adventureface challengesgain experiencelearn to sailtravel

I'm an active 79 year old with some, albeit limited, sailing experience. I have been a day sailor locally and sailed 7 weeks (June and Sept of 2012) in Turkey on a 43 ft sloop. I am looking to gain more experience from longer cruising voyages. Would love to ultimately gain the experience and confidence to crew on a transatlantic crossing at some point in time. I am not naïve enough though to tackle that without some more sea time.
Training: Cdn Yachting Assn. Intermediate level.
Some club experience on Lake Ontario.
Two weeks on a 40 ft in Greece and the 7 weeks in Turkey has got me "hooked"
I 've completed 5 marathons including the 100th Boston on my 50th birthday - cant run anymore since a knee replacement in 2015 but I cope without too many complaints. Cycling has becoming more attractive recently.
Most positive trait: I am honest to a fault - I don't lie and and I am not a thief.
Negative: I can sometime think that I am the only one with an opinion that matters.

Presently reading: Most anything I can get my hands on

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PIV

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