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When in May? I will be sailing ( catamaran 40' , training and fun cruise ) in the Fench West Indies until the middle of May.
I spent 12 years in the Navy, six at sea on Destroyers. I am familiar with both standing and running rigging. I can steer a compass heading. Handle lines and hook a mooring bouy.
Sailed mostly small boats ( 25' and under ) but I took an eight day training cruise on a 50' Beneteau last april and more than held my own.
Also , last week end , crewed on another 50' Beneteau from Montauk to Glen Cove to deliver for winterizing ( winds gusting over 40kts and seas over 5' ).
Again, I believe I was an asset.
I am 62 years old and in extremely good health , both mental and physical. I am an active snowboarder and just quit active skydiving this last year due to lack of interest. I kayak , walk, and jog on a regular basis. I am ( as of last April ) retired from my position as Engineering Manager. I am tolerant of mistakes of others ( as I am far from perfect ) , if you never make a mistake, you are not learning anything new.
I do have an inconvenience, which is my hearing. I am deaf on my left side and have a loss on my right. I have been told that I make up for this by my capabilities.
I believe I have made this missive long enough for the first communication.