Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Long Island
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Re: Curiosity About These "Crew Wanted" Posts
Like others here, I've had crew and been crew, with mixed results. I wouldn't take anyone offshore without experience, or without extensive interviews. I'm not so worried about seasickness as judgement. The duty as lookout is most important at sea, I want them to be able to tell whether a tanker will cross ahead, astern, or amidships. I would take almost anyone on a daysail, or alongshore trip with a chance to get off.
When I brought WS home from Florida, two of the crew were new to me. I interviewed both, and they spent a week helping prepare the boat. They were great, and I would sail with them anywhere.