Originally Posted by sailingdog
Generally, the captain is responsible for feeding crew during the actual voyage and for their transport to/from the boat, especially if they're fairly experienced crew and not being paid.
You're looking looking for crew to come along, pay for their share of the food expenses and pay their airfare to/from the boat... no wonder those two bailed. At a minimum, anyone crewing for you is going to be laying out at least $1200 in airfare and then have to pay for food on top of that... WHAT A BARGAIN...
Actually, if the crew is only required to pay for their food and flights the trip is a GREAT BARGAIN. I have friends on 3 different boats that charter the ARC, which is pretty much the trip this fellow is talking about. They charge between $3400 - $5000 per person and the crew is responsible for their own flights to and from. They are all full this year and have advance booking for next years ARC. There are a lot of people on the ARC site that would jump at this chance. Of course that is providing the boat is properly outfitted for an ocean passage.