Pirate CV

Blake Rogers
Sailor - Divemaster - Veg Cook

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tyfog@gmail.com

Summary

  • Male, age 47 
  • Good skipper, first mate
  • PADI trained Divemaster 2009 in Honduras
  • jack-of-all-trades, reliable, hardworking, technology pro
  • Excellent provisioner with good math skills
  • Love a good party, once trained as a bartender
  • Vegetarian and decent veggie cook and griller
  • Well-rounded conversationalist and capable cultural embassador
  • Travelled in Mexico, Carribean, Central America; speak some Spanish

Story

Originally I learned to sail by crewing a J-24 racing boat on daysails for a couple years 2005-7 In 2007 I found a yacht to crew Mexico on in Latitude 38, and cruised three weeks on a Halberg-Rassy 46, from Puerta Vallarta to Manzanillo, then north to Mazatlan. We weathered three days of 35 kt winds around Cabo Corrientes. 

I was inspired by cruising to buy a Cal-20 to get the experience of skippering my own craft, and I daysailed in the full spectrum of SF Bay conditions. I sold that boat after some months of sailing. In 2009 I searched for crewing opportunities in Mexico, and I doublehanded a short 3 day delivery from La Paz Baja to Mazatlan. Later in 2009 I joined a Cal-20 beer-can racing crew, working the jib, in up to 42 kts once at Alcatraz.

Moving up as a sailor, I helped to deliver a sailboat from Santa Barbara to San Francisco in 2014, and later served as first mate on some day sailing excursions with guests and positive reviewsOnce or twice per week in the Spring -Summer of 2014, I captained and skippered an Erickson in up to 25 kt winds with a small crew of novices. Most recently I crewed on the Beneteau 40.5 Argo racing sailboat 2015-2016 season in YRA and OYRA, Tiburon and SF series bay and off-shore races, working the jib and mainsail. 

I am familiar with watch shifts and night sailing, GPS and radar, and have assisted on various boat repairs. I'm gregarious but responsible. I have effectively taught others to sea kayak and brought locals back for dinner. I have some knowledge of the stars and constellations, play guitar and harmonica, and could probably rebuild your engine* see Useful Boat Skills.

 

Sailing and Boating History

First Mate - Sirius Star, Jeanneau 52 - Daysailing (Summer 2016
Racing Crew - Argo "Argonauts", Beneteau 40.5 - Sausalito (2015-2016 YRA/OYRA/Beercan)
Delivery Crew - Sirius Star, Jeanneau 52 - Santa Barbara to San Francisco (July 2014
Skipper - Windsong, Erickson 27 - day-sailing (SF Bay, spring/summer 2014)
Racing Crew - Cal-20, Golden Gate YC Friday night beer-cans (SF Bay, summer 2009)
Delivery crew - 37 ft sloop passage from La Paz to Mazatlan, Mex (Nov 2008)
Owner - Excellent, Cal-20 day-sailing (San Francisco Bay, 2007)
Crew - Present Moment, Halberg-Rassy 46 Mexico coastal cruising from PV (3 weeks, April 2007)
Crew - J-24 day-sailing (SF Bay, 2005-2007)
Sailing classes - Cal Sailing 2003
Hobie Cat - Racing at Mission Bay 1986
Sea Kayaking - SF Bay ongoing
Powerboating - SF Bay 2006
River Canoeing - Oregon, Washington 1991-1996
River Rafting - Oregon, Washington, Nepal 1980-1990

Useful Boat and Travel Skills

First Responder Certification 2015
PADI Divemaster 2009
Traveled in Hawaii, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, Nepal, Thailand, France, Italy
Competent open-water ocean swimmer, bodyboarder, free-diver, and beginning surfer
Experienced home garage mechanic, handyman, computer tech
Experience with sewing, fiberglass, bondo, welding
Some knowledge and interest in astronomy, celestial bodies, stargazing
I’m a good photographer, videographer, and editor
I did a Veterinary Assistant program in 1987
I speak some French, Spanish
I read sailing and shipping fiction.
 

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