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Old 09-29-2011
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I have pretty much all of my sailing experience on the North Island of NZ. As you know, you are in sailing paradise. I have been able to get crew slots on boats during races in Whangarei and in Opua in the Bay of Islands, purely by networking/hanging around/joining/posting on message boards in the local yacht clubs. In the U.S. yacht (and golf) clubs are quite pricey to join. In NZ, they are $200 a year. My recommendation would be to start hanging around and post your desire to crew on a message board in the best yacht club close to you. It is very common....
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