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post #4 of Old 02-18-2001
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Looking to crew in PA/NY/NJ/DE/MD

Hi Laurel,

We do have a busy schedule and we have room for crew at all levels of skill. We have an interesting mix of people and we all learn something new at every race. If any crew member wants to bring a guest and we have room they will be welcome to join us. We also do some night races which adds another dimension to racing. I will be sending out an email with the schedule once I get it and will be updating the website. We donít expect everybody to come all the time, no major commitment, just fun when you want it.

I have been sailing about 30 years and racing twenty of them and Iíve sailed on so many boats I couldnít begin to list them all. I also help crew so I am on numerous boats on any given year.

Windshadow is a 1970 C&C 35 built for offshore racing. We have updated all of the systems with new equipment for safety and comfort. I check everything after every race for problems. Safety is a priority on Windshadow and we will have you fill out a form with contact and medical information you would wants us to know in case of an emergency. That information is kept in a sealed envelope and wonít be opened unless there is an emergency.

Most of our weekend races are non-spinnaker and we consider ourselves fairly competitive. The races that are spinnaker are usually the longer races, 10 to 30 miles, and everybody gets a chance to do everything, including trying their hand at trimming the spinnaker. We try to keep it casual but I would be lying to state that we donít try to win every race.

I would like to know what your racing experiences have been. What are your goals, are you interested in some of the longer races or night races? What you donít know and want to learn we will teach you. If you are more experienced than us hopefully we can learn from you! I rely upon help from my crew and I am always open for suggestions.

If you want to give me a call feel free to do so. If you give me your email address I will keep you up to date on the schedule with the regular crew emails I send out.


Steve Zwiren
973-540-1345 (w)
973-989-0089 (h)

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