Hello. I'm a twenty year old male born and raised in the city of Tacoma, Washington, U.S.A.
I've got sailing in my blood and am looking to keep it going strong. I am completely new to the world of sailing and hope to remedy this, partially with the aid of this fine site.
My current lofty goal is to make a voyage from the Western US coast to as close to Wellington, New Zealand as soon as possible.
Now comes the nerdy part, the reason behind this voyage would be so that I could somehow join WETA Workshop and help in the production and filming of The Hobbit.
Once there I intend on finding part time work to afford living so I may volunteer the remainder of my time to WETA. What a dream that would [s]will[/s] be!
For now I think my smartest move is to join a local sailing club and get well acquainted with both the terminology and techniques behind sailing.
As for my marketable skills, talents and attributes
a quick learner
the eldest child of four
very hard working, with no job being too menial
very calm under extremely stressful situations
resourceful (as can be seen by my joining of this site )
not prone to motion sickness
capable of eating just about anything
capable of working long hours
devoid of any serious allergies or medical conditions
a decent cook with some formal training and years of experience making large meals for my family
a diverse person with diverse learnings and diverse interests
not a drinker of alcohol or user of drugs, my only vice in that aspect is the occasional bowl of tabac enjoyed in my handmade pipe
first aid and cpr trained
can swim reasonably well
open minded and opinionated
not particularly religious
good with rope and knots
one of the seemingly vanishing people who are familiar with the concept of common sense
not a knuckle-dragger
I look forward to the knowledge and opportunities I will gain and the friends I am bound to make.