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Old 10-21-2010
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Hello there,

I have been hoping to do a transatlantic crossing this november, and
have travelled to Europe specially for this purpose. I am currently in
the Uk seeing family and meeting folk that are Caribbean bound for the
winter.

I live on Nevis, one of the Leeward Islands, and have been sailing
most of my life. I own a 39 foot Corbin, a solid monohull, which I
skipper and have done 3,000 plus miles offshore, including a 10 day
passage. All of this has been shorthanded - myself and a friend. I am
used to 6 hour night watches! I installed a new diesel into the boat
singlehanded, which suggests that I have some mechanical ability. I am
a regular fiberglass worker and love fixing. I am also willing to pay
airfare and my personal consumables. Sorry for all the 'I's, I don't
wish to seem at all self absorbed, because I am easy company and a
kind person! Got a bunch of energy too - I am 27 years old and I am a non smoker (some people require this sort of info).

Should your crew be filled, no worries, but in the instance that you
might be interested in my help, please could you give me some more
information about the boat, its 'redundancy package', the work that as
been done on it and the sort of weather it has been thru; the trans
Atlantic experience of the skipper (and, for that matter any other
offshore experience he/she may have) and anything else that I may have
missed out that would be important to know. It will be a very tough delivery
trip leaving late in November and a shame you could not leave with the
fleet of the ARC because having many other boats in relative proximity
is a redundancy in itself!

Look forward to hearing further,

Charlie
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