Originally Posted by PCP
If someone really needs a crew to sail his sailboat than money should not be asked but paid.
Anything associated with the running / berthing of the boat would be the owner's expense whether there were any crew aboard or not. Berthing is charged by the size of the boat, not how many people are on board, fuel costs the same. And wear and tear of the boat? Again, those are the responsibilities of the owner.
is to be free on board, free meals when the owner dines ashore, plus drinks, plus drinks at all times ashore when accompany the owner plus paid airfares to and from the vessel which a lot of owners cruising offshore do except kiwis, Australian and a lot other nationalities can't comment, As can be seen by the poll at the moment there is that don't charge or are they non boat owners or affraid to declare they charge the anti posters. Because the poll at the moment there is more that don't charge than those that charge.
But if racing the owner normally would not go racing and a group talks him into racing the boat and they will contribute an amount to race at a agreed set figure per race to him to provide the boat then thats different.