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Alcochete, Lisboa e Vale do Tejo, Portugal
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About Me:

I'm a former scientist, entrepreneur, and educator. I'm well-educated and have travelled extensively. I have a middle class background and values such as honesty, patience, tolerance, and inquisitiveness are important to me; and mostly – a good sense of humor. I don't smoke and very infrequently drink.

Now I'm looking for a female crew to help sail/cruise my 47' catamaran in SE Asia. I like diving, spearfishing, and meeting people off the beaten path. With all the boats out there now that's pretty difficult. I like to socialize but prefer potlucks on the beach or on people's homes/boats to bars and restaurants. After spending some time around SE Asia I want to either head to the west coast of America or cross the Indian Ocean and head up to Europe. (I'm American but reside in Portugal.)

Sailing Experience:

I've been sailing since college. I built a boat and sailed it for many years along the west coast of North America, including a few in the Sea of Cortez and through Central America down to the Panama Canal. Then I crossed the Pacific. I lived on and sailed another boat for 17 years in Thailand/Malaysia. These were monohulls. Now I have a catamaran. (It's in Malaysia and I'm interested in sailing/diving in Indonesia before whatever comes next.) Some things are similar but a lot are different. So I'm learning and try to be cautious while doing so. I have a NAUI diving certificate and a HAM radio licence.

Sailing Qualifications:

I watched most of Gilligan's Island.

Nautical Miles Logged:
20,000 + or -
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DolceFarNiente created a new event:
Cross the Indian Ocean
Feb 15, 2021

Competent crew (M/F) sought for Indian Ocean Crossing, starting approx Feb 15. . It starts in Langkawi Malaysia and ends somewhere around the Seychelles or Tanzania, Madagascar, Mayote, depending on who's open. It should be a fast passage in a Mumby 48 aluminum catamaran. have to…

DolceFarNiente posted a new blog:

So I'm stuck in Malaysia. The Malaysian MCO (Movement Containment Order) is extended another two weeks to May 12. Maybe will be again. Who knows? I will have to leave within 14 days after the end of the MCO. Indonesia may open up to sea travel June 8. So my plan is to leave here May 26 and sail…