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Homeport:
Montreal
About Me:
Captain, 200 tons, sail endorsed.
Intl. Yachtmaster.
Owner of "OceanDrive Yacht Deliveries"
normness@gmail.com
www.oceandrive.ca

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-Captain, International Yachtmaster Certified (# OF1251)
- 200 tons unrestricted sail endorsed.
(This endorsement significantly exceeds the USCG "6 pack" Captain's license.)
- Experienced (sail) crew/1st mate/captain.
- Offshore, transat, coastal, intracoastal, dingy racing
- Heavy weather experience.
- Good mechanical ability.
- Canadian passport.
- Languages spoken; english, french.
- Canadian Sail Squadron courses- Seamanship, navagation, GPS.
- Currently teach Basic Boating , Navigation, and Piloting, at "Power and Sail Squadron".
- University education.
- Worked 30 yrs. with Xerox Corp. (now retired).
- Excellent health, no medications.
- Adaptable, fit, strong, mature, non smoker, social drinker.
- Married
- References on request.
- Compensation required-to be discussed.

Voyages completed in the last 10 years in the capacity of captain/first mate.

All vessels were sailing vessels, between 32 and 61 ft.

Total sea miles = 44,430 nm.
Total sea time = 575 days

Last 6 deliveries were done during the years 2005 to 2008.

-100 nm. Virgin Islands (end to end).
-50 nm. Lake Champlain, NY. (end to end)
-280 nm. Rhode Island to Atlantic City
-1,500 nm. Toronto to Abacos via. Oswego & Erie Canals, Intracoastal, Beaufort, Walker's Key, Marsh Harbor.
-800 nm. Stamford to Bermuda via offshore route.
-1,100 nm. Long Island, N.Y. to Miami via offshore route.
-4,200 nm. St. Thomas, USVI. to Ireland via Bermuda and Azores.
-700 nm. Fort Meyers to Cuba (round trip) via Key West, Havana, Santa Lucia, Dry Tortugas.
-200 nm. Miami to Key West.
-200nm. Fort Meyers to Key West
-500 nm. Fort Meyers to Isla Mujares, Mexico via Dry Tortugas.
-3,800 nm. Stuart Fl. to Ireland via Bermuda and Azores, including sailing both the south and eastern coasts of Ireland.
-1,600 nm. Annapolis Md. direct to Tortola, BVI.
-4,500 nm. Panama City direct to French Polynesia.
-1,300 nm. Puerto Rico to Florida via S.Cacos, Great Exuma, and Nassau.
-7,000 nm. Cape Town, South Africa to Trinidad via St. Helena and Brazil.
-4,500 nm. Barcelona, Spain to Oxford, MD. via Gibralter, Madeira and Bermuda.
-1,600 nm. Annapolis Md. to Tortola, BV
-5,000 nm. USVI to Tahiti, French Polynesia, via Panama Canal, Galapagos, Marquesas, and Tuamotus.
-5,500 nm. Valdivia, Chile to San Diego, CA., via Galapagos, EC., and Banderas Bay, MX.
-2,000 nm. Boston to Tortola, BVI.
Destinations visited:
All sailing related:
All of US east coast, Chesapeake, Caribbean, BVI, USVI, Trinidad, Brazil, St. Helena, Cape Town, Azores, Gibraltor, the Med, Barcelona, Cuba, Panama Canal, Galapagos, all of Fr. Polynesia.
Valdivia, Chile, San Diego.

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Next delivery..

Posted on April 5, 2008 at 8:30am 5 Comments

I'm busy preparing to depart Montreal for Santiago, Chile, where I will do the tourist thing on a KTM 650 moto for 6 weeks before delivering a brand new "Chris White" designed 60" cat to San Diego, California.



Well it's now September, 2008 and I'm back from the successful delivery. I never did do the moto trip, but did manage to tour all of northern Chile and spend a week on Easter Island, as well as spending a month in Valdivia, Chile at the Alwoplast boat yard observing the… Continue

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