Contact number:  941-315-6867                                                                       

Email: tiffany (at)

Nationality: USA

Valid US Passport

FL Drivers License

Excellent health, non-smoker, no tattoos                            



I am interested in building my sea time and advancing my professional qualifications on vessels over 1600 tons.  I have extensive experience in precision navigation, docking and standing watch on vessels up to 378 ft.  To find out more about me and my work on yachts in the South Pacific, visit my video blog:



v  STCW ’95

v  US Coast Guard 100 Ton Master, Near Costal

v  Rating Forming Part of a Navigational Watch – assessment completed, in process at USCG NMC

v  American Sailing Association Instructor – 201-205, 210

v  SSI Advanced Adventure Diver



v  Languages spoken:  fluent English, some Spanish.

v  Experienced offshore sailing charter captain & instructor for long transits and ocean crossings.

v  Military service: 5 yrs US Coast Guard – Ship’s Senior Watch Officer, Promoted to Lieutenant / O-3



*Since Nov 2009, I worked as delivery crew or Captain for 8 different yachts.  During my military career I served on ships up to 378 ft.  A selection of vessels is listed below; a complete list is available on request.  


Delivery crew, watch stander – S/Y ARTEMIS (64’ Sundeer)                         Apr 2011—May 2011 

  • Travelled with yacht from Opua to Tauranga, New Zealand
  • Cleared & repaired clogged septic system
  • Prepared ship for unloading and transport via cargo ship


Delivery crew, watch stander – S/V FLY AWEIGH (44’ Catalina/Morgan)    Mar 2010—Jun 2010  

  • Travelled with yacht from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico to Papeete, Tahiti
  • Assisted in planning, provisioning & execution of 22 day open ocean transit across South Pacific


Captain / Instructor – S/V ENTREPRENEUR (50’ Catana)                               Mar 2010       

  • Captained yacht from Guadeloupe to Martinique, French Caribbean
  • Provided sailing instruction to guest & Crew
  • Managed 1 Chef / Deckhand


Delivery Captain – S/V SPIRIT OF NYAMI NYAMI (53’ Custom ketch)           Dec 2009           

  • Captained yacht from San Diego, California to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Provisioned & equipped ship for first trip outside United States.
  • Managed crew of 3 and onboard Owner


Delivery Crew – S/V SAGITTAIRE (47’ Pilothouse Cutter)                              Oct 2009 - Nov 2009   

  • Travelled with yacht from San Diego, California to La Paz, Mexico
  • Planned & conducted tow of 88 ton distressed vessel off the coast of Mexico.


Deck Watch Officer – M/V USCGC STEADFAST (210’ USCG Patrol Ship)       June 2002 - June 2004               

  • Patrolled Pacific Ocean from Costa Rica to Canada
  • Senior watch officer during transits


Land Based Work Experience


Delivery Captain and Blogger                                    

Oct 2009 – Present                                                                                          Worldwide

  • Worked as delivery captain and crew for a variety of offshore passages on vessels up to 65’.
  • Planned and executed voyage across the Pacific Ocean.
  • Maintained travel blog with twice a week posts, contributed to other blogs.


Charter Captain and Sailing Instructor                               Afterguard Sailing Academy

Mar 2007 – Oct 2009                                                                                       Oakland, California

·         Skippered variety of sailing boats in fleet ranging from 22 ft to 34 ft.

·         Assisted owner in training junior instructors at Instructor Qualification Clinics.

·         Instructor teaching basic and advanced sailing along with ship navigation courses.

·         Charter captain for National Geographic film project (LifeDreams: Paul Mixon and Bill Pinkley)

·         Served as charter captain for a variety of clients.


Military Officer                                                                      US Coast Guard

May 2002 – May 2007                                                                                     United States

  • Career Specialization as shipboard Senior Watch Officer and Logistics / Supply Officer.
  • Worked 3 years as a Civil Engineer in Oregon and California maintaining US Coast Guard properties and marine facilities.


Courses and Education

US Coast Guard Academy (June 1998 -  May 2002)

  • 16+ credit hours, Nautical Science (Celestial Navigation, Rules of the Road exam, Ship handling)
  • Summers spent serving on US Coast Guard ship deck crews.
  • Bachelors Degree of Science in Civil Engineering




Mike & Dianne Quiriconi, S/V SAGITTAIRE

Allan & Alison Gabel, S/V FLY AWEIGH

Capt Mary Swift-Swan, Afterguard Sailing Academy