Well, speaking of inexperienced crew - I'm a Boston area graduate student with a giant itch to get out onto the water! I'm an MIT Sailing member and have taken a handful of classes. Trying to get to the point where I can be confident on my own and I would LOVE the opportunity to volunteer on a larger boat. Any type of coastal trip would be of huge interest to me, as I have time throughout these next few years (and as immediately as this summer) to experiment with.
If anyone can point me in the right direction of where to start in terms of volunteering as a crew on a larger, coastal boat, I would greatly appreciate it.