LadyCaptain

Profile Information
Gender:
Woman 
Age:
69
Location:
Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Here for:
Dating, Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

I've been on this site for about a year now, it's taken that long for me to be clear about what I'm hoping to come out of being here. I live in a beautiful part of Canada on the east coast of Vancouver Island. The summer sailing is excellent and really boundless. But I'm not really crazy about sailing solo. The other thing I'm not crazy about is winter here, it's cold and rainy plus I know it's much better in the tropics. So gentlemen, wouldn't it be great to have an experienced sailing partner on your boat in the tropics in the winter and then when you put it away for the hurricane season, my boat for the summer on the West Coast of British Columbia? Im a fit, healthy intelligent woman who has mainly enjoyed a wonderful life with a few scuffs. I'm a mother and grandmother, have lived in different parts of the world. British born, now a proud Canadian. I love nature on the ocean and on land and all of the wonderful non humans that live with us.

Sailing Experience:

I started sailing in my mid-forties and got seriously hooked.
In 2004 took a year sabbatical, signed in with a European crewfinding agency and sailed 10,000 miles including the Baltic Sea, a couple of Med. transits, Atlantic coast and then my first Transatlantic. Bought my current boat in 2006, and joined forces with my partner for the next few years and sailed from BC to Europe stopping in a few places on the way. Was based in Malta for 3 years where I got my professional certifications, then Sailed back to the Caribbean, gained my ASA teaching cert and worked as a sailing instructor in the Grenadines for the next 3 years. Now alone I sailed up to the Bahamas for a bit which brought me up to 2016 and the desire to go home. My next journey took me back through the Caribbean to the Panama Canal, another transit and then up the coast to Mexico. I did make an aborted attempt to sail home via Hawaii from Costa Rica, but as it didn't work I came into Mexico and spent the next 2 winters there. In 2018 I shipped my sailboat home. BC winters aren't that bad but they're a lot colder that the tropics. Brrr!

Sailing Qualifications:

CYA
Power Squadron
RYA/MCA Offshore Yachtmaster with Commercial Endorsement
ASA Instructor 201, 203, 205,214
Ham Radio License
VHF License

Nautical Miles Logged:
About 50,000
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Occupation:
Retired Charter Captain/Sailing Instruct
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Never 
Drinking:
Never 
Social Setting:
Better in small groups 
Appearance
Body type:
Average 
Height:
5'4" - 5'7" (161 - 170cm) 
Eyes:
Brown 
Hair:
Gray/Silver 
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