copterGMan

Profile Information
Gender:
Man 
Age:
56
Location:
Redding, California, United States
Here for:
Friendship, Crew 
About Me:

Got into sailing in 2014 and fell in love with the adventure and peace of it all. I own a Beneteau 343 in Long Beach that is in a charter fleet, but I can sail it anytime I want. I also have a couple small lake boats in Northern California.
I was planning retirement for 2020 and becoming a live-aboard but plans change and now having to delay that for about 5 years or so. The dream is still there, albeit slightly changed---I will eventually trade and buy a Catamaran and live & sail the Caribbean, maybe further afield.

Currently working as a helicopter pilot primarily flying fires and working on power lines. This does provide me with the opportunity to take extended breaks if and when I want. I follow "Gone with the Wynns", "Delos" and a few other ******* channels for ideas and encouragement.

Sailing Experience:

Basically a little bit more than a beginner. 5 years sailing. Have skippered catamarans in Flotillas in St Lucia, BVI, Tahiti, Croatia through a sailing club and have sailed lots of trips to Catalina Island. I also crew on a friends boat when he races---we won our catamaran class last year in the Newport to Ensenada race.

I try to go on t least one flotilla sail each year in the off-fire season.

Sailing Qualfications:

ASA 101,103, 104, 114....... Working on my OUPV/six-pack license.

Nautical Miles Logged:
less than 1,000
Home and family
Marital status:
Divorced 
Have Children:
Yes - flown the nest 
Occupation:
Helicopter Pilot
Lifestyle
Smoking:
Quit 
Drinking:
Often 
Social Setting:
Social butterfly, Better in small groups, Comic relief 
Appearance
Body type:
A Little Plump 
Height:
5'8" - 5'11" (171 - 180cm) 
Eyes:
Brown 
Hair:
Brown 
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