Matthew Nelson
06-01-16 83 Hits

Height: 6

Weight: 175

Age: 26-35

General Availability: Weekends

I will like to join a high performance racing sailboat team where I may apply my indispensable work-ethic, disciplined focus, and previous experiences towards sailing a boat as fast as physically possible. I am eager to join a racing yacht 52ft+ for the SoCal 300 regatta. Listed below is my sailing experience.

Sailboat Racing: Experienced navigator, helmsman, tactician, trimmer, pit, mast, foredeck and bowman 
Dates: 2009 to present, 
Martin 16 - Challenged America 
 Santana 20 - Psycho Tiller 
 J24 - Hot Ruddered Bum 
 Olson 30 - Oly 
 Schumacher 30 - Liberty 
 Hobie 33 - 
Magic Light 
 J70 - Cachondo 
 J80 - In-Tenths 
 J105 - J-OK 
 J109 - Mountain 
 J120 - JAlmighty 
 Beneteau First 36.7 - Adventure 
 Beneteau First 40 - Precepts II 
 Beneteau First 40.7 - Bravo Zulu 
Carroll Marine 1D35 - Meridian 
 Carroll Marine Tripp 40 - B’Quest 

US Sailing Certified Sailing Instructor (Member #674497D): Lead in-class and on-the-water instruction, presentations and demonstrations providing prompt feedback, student evaluations and certifications meeting US Sailing Certification standards Dates: June 2010 to present Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego, US Sailing Small Boat Level 1 and Basic Keelboat instructing all age groups 

Delivery Helmsman & Watch Captain: Responsible for vessel course and speed, adjusting vessels’ sails as needed according to weather while ensuring physical and material safety of crew and vessel 
Dates: May 2013 to present; 
Beneteau First 40 - S/Y Precepts II, Honolulu, Hawaii to San Diego, CA 
Sunreef 62 - S/Y Moonstone, Tortola BVI to Bahia Portrero, Costa Rica via Panama Canal 
Ferro Cement 39 - S/Y Cheyenne, Oceanside, CA to Winchester Bay, Oregon Tayana 37 - S/Y Four Winds, San Diego, CA to Sausalito, CA 
Carroll Marine Tripp 40 – S/Y B’Quest, Ensenada,B.C. Mexico to Long Beach, CA 

International Charter Skipper: One week in-command of each vessel responsible for crew safety and well-being while ensuring no physical or material damages to crew or vessel whilst in-port and at sea 
Locations: Croatia, Aeolian Islands, Islas Baleares, British Virgin Islands 
Dates: June 2012 to January 2014; 
 Beneteau Cyclades 50.5 – EROS 
Beneteau Cyclades 43.3 - Faros, Zaglav, Accrewed Interest 
Beneteau Oceanis 43 – Wilma 
Bavaria Cruiser 37 - Travna Bavaria Cruiser 44 – Vera 
Bavaria Cruiser 46 - Linnea Salona 44 – White Dust 
Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 42i – Lady Ju 
Lavezzi Catamaran 40.4 – Black Pearl, Violetta 

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