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					                                                                            Sunnyvale, California, 94089 USA
     Don Krafft                                                       
     Sailing qualifications and experience
                                                                                       February 2010

     Racing                                     Experienced and dedicated racer. Currently trimming main on a
                                                 First 36.7 racing one-design. Recently raced on San Francisco
                                                 Bay and the Pacific coastal area on a Tartan 10, a Baltic 42, and a
                                                 Swan 38. Positions include bowman, navigator (for ocean races),
                                                 and jib, main, and spinnaker trimmer, and crew coordinator. Also
                                                 have recent experience racing Santana 35, Express 37, and J-105
                                                Maintaining racing and navigation skills through practice and self-
                                                Recently developed a detailed racing guide for a Swan 38
     Cruising                                   Organized and skippered 16 bareboat charters in the
                                                 Mediterranean and the Caribbean on boats from 32’ to 51’. The
                                                 cruising areas include Greece, Turkey, the Windward and Leeward
                                                 Islands of the Caribbean, and Belize
     Circumnavigator                            Participated as a crew member in the 2004/05 Global Challenge
                                                 round-the-world race. Held navigator, helm, and sail trim positions
                                                Route from east to west against the prevailing winds and currents
                                                 from Portsmouth, England; Cape Horn; New Zealand; Australia;
                                                 South Africa; Boston, USA; France; Portsmouth. Oct ’04 to Jul ‘05
     Professional certification                 MCA Yachtmaster Ocean (200 ton unlimited, commercial)
                                                        Includes STCW ’95 certification in firefighting, first aid, sea
                                                        survival, safety and social responsibility, radio operation,
                                                        celestial navigation, weather prediction, and ocean passage
     Maritime skills                            Offshore navigation and weather routing
                                                Inshore pilotage and coastal navigation
                                                Celestial navigation
                                                Boat performance
                                                Racing tactics and sail trim
                                                Offshore racing and cruising
                                                Ropework and rigging
                                                Basic sail repair and canvas work
                                                Interpersonal, teaming, and supervisory skills
     Other training and                         Maritime Institute of Technology Advanced weather training
     certification                              North (Sails) University Weather Seminar
                                                North University Advanced Racing Tactics
                                                Offshore Safety & Seamanship Seminar, with John Rousmaniere
                                                American Sailing Association training series including advanced
                                                 seamanship courses and celestial and traditional navigation
     Challenge Business                         Completed the Global Challenge race training program
              Offshore race training            Fastnet race, on Dee Caffari’s Challenge 67, Ecover
                                                Delivered Challenge yachts along the US west coast from San
                                                 Diego to Seattle
     Medical and survival                       Current certification in basic first aid and CPR. Completed
                                                 advanced wilderness medicine and (mountain) survival training
     Other qualifications                       Satellite systems engineer
                                                Computer and network skills
                                                Written and oral communication skills
                                                Experienced traveler and cook