Re: New Zealand cruise in April 2013 - skipper/ crew wanted
Your best bet is Great Escapes located in the Bay of Islands. They will let you hire a boat without certifications but the will determine your ability prior to letting you hire a boat.
When and if in Auckland go to the Ponsonby Cruising Club located at Westhaven Marina at 15.00 Thursday afternoons and they will put you on a boat for a rum race. Bring a 6 pak of beer.