Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Ft Lauderdale, FL
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I am a recently retired US Navy Captain, 51 years young and available to deliver or run well found yachts. I am happy to skipper the boat or serve as mate/deckhand...very easy going and flexible. As a Naval Officer, I fully appreciate and support the authority of the captain. I am a 1981 graduate of the US Naval Academy, career carrier aviator and qualified deck officer on aircraft carriers. I hold a US Navy Sailing E-MS Master Skipper rating; "Qualified to command and race large sailing yachts offshore under all conditions." My priorities are the safety of the boat and crew while professionally accomplishing the assigned task and having fun in the process. I like well chosen departure windows and conservative weather routing.
Six feet tall, weigh 170 pounds, fit, trim and strong. Drug free, non-smoker, social drinker (Only after the boat is safely moored, cleaned and the job is done). Avid SCUBA diver, windsurfer and hiker. Commercial Instrument rated pilot with 4500 flight hours. I perform well under pressure (over 500 carrier landings and a tour as Air Boss on a carrier....lots of good stories!) Significant experience with foreign government officials and anti-terrorism. My personal honor and integrity are above reproach and I'm an all-around great, fun loving guy!
I come as a package deal with my girlfriend who is an excellent offshore chef and provisioner as well as a safe and professional watchstander/deckhand. We've done over 10,000 offshore sailing miles in the last 2 years including a Trans-Atlantic delivery and numerous Caribbean and US East coast runs. We live in Delray Beach, FL, but have no ties and can easily commit for short or long term opportunities. Full resume/CV and references available upon request. Email: jhubs81 "at" gmail dot com.